Roosters are not worth the hassle. I don't see a real need for one. The are loud, they are overly protective (I don't blame them, it's instinct) and can attack you. They ruin your hens' back from all the mating. I keep my hens in a pen/run so they don't really protect them from predators. I see no need to keep a rooster around. I think I'm going to get rid of my rooster. If you want to attack me that's fine. If you want to convince me why I should keep a rooster that's fine too. After 10 years of owning chickens I really don't see a need for a rooster. I don't raise chicks from eggs so roosters don't seem to have any value to me. That's all.