I have a well behaved Delaware who hatched in April. He came from a farm in south central VA. I have two roosters and right now they get along great but I'm afraid I'm living on borrowed time. Everything I read says odds are one day there will be a melt down. I only have 8 hen too. I've never heard him crow, my other rooster does all the crowing. He tries to mate with the hens but they won't have anything to do with him, I think because he is not the top dog in the hen house maybe? He keeps a respectable distance from humans, unless you have treats then he is all up in your business following you all over the yard. Anyone interested in giving this good boy his own home with a few girls of his own?