Hi all. I bought four hens from the cove feed store and 5 months later one turns out to be a roo. I am a complete noob but my chickens seems to be heathy and learning to eat free range foods. The dogs get along with them now and my biggest problem is chicken putty on the back patio as they hang out there lots. I now need to get rid of this roo and the kids are adamant about me not eating him. I am ancious for my first egg. I need one more hen to achieve my desired egg production but am at a loss as to how I can find a near laying hen. I keep my girls in a large dog run on the side of the house but I let em come and go most of the time since my biggest fear is ca ts and they know better to come in my yard.