My dad and I were discussing how best to go about the chickens, and I was telling him all of my coop plans, when he stopped me and said "well the rooster will be some protection for the hens" to which I replied "what rooster?!". He then went on to explain (which I am not sure how accurate he is) that without the boy, the girls wont want to lay (I feel like there is more to that story). So before my fiance and I invest in our flock and don't include a boy when we need one, I thought I might ask you. Also, if we do or should have a rooster, which rooster breeds are...usually less vicious? I have a big dog, so I am used to bruises from pets (innocent bruises, but bruises no less), but I also don't want to get a rooster that is prone to being mean. I haven't heard horror stories, but I hear that they do exist, and I do NOT want to have one of those to share haha. Thanks!