I think I have finally decided that my aggressive rooster is going to be rehomed into the oven. I have a DD that I want to have good memories of chickens...and both eyes. My question is, do the hens prefer a rooster around? Does it increase productivity? I know they are supposed to protect against predators, but I have dogs for that. I eventually want to get another roo when DD gets older so we can hatch our own biddies, but in the mean time, do I need to find my ladies a new (nicer) Cassanova?