Hello all, I live in southeastern ontario and am thinking of getting 3 or 4 chickens in the spring. I have a couple questions, one of which may colour my decision of whether to get them or not. First off, if I get 3 hens, and one rooster, is this a good combo? I don't want fights or anything, but I do want a rooster because I guess they are good to have for many reasons. Can I keep chickens and roosters of different breeds, or do they have to be the same to keep tensions down. Lastly, the important one is regarding freeranging. We both work, and don't feel comfortable leaving the chickens out all day, so thought we would let them into their tractor's run when we are not around, and then out into the yard on weekends and/or when we can be around to keep an eye on them. If the chickens would have to stay in a run all the time then we don't want them, but I understand that "half way" free ranging isn't necesarily good. Will letting them out every once in a while be good for the chickens, or will it stress them out?