One of my daughter's original "pullets" wasn't, and so we've had "Tracy" the rooster running around. It hasn't been a problem, but now I'm thinking of hatching eggs from my purchased rooster. It would be so much easier without "Tracy" in the mix because he's the only SLW we have. He has shown aggression to my two girls in the past, but he's so much better (and usually in the run anyway). Therefore, it's hard to justify this only on the fact he's mean, which would be a no-brainer. This is really just poor me moment, and I need to toughen up unless I want my home overtaken by pet chickens. Keeping a flock to fulfill an actual purpose is made of tough choices like this, right? What on earth am I going to do when it's time to cull my layers? Ugh!