Hello from VT everybody. Great forum! We used to have 6 chickens that were about 2 years old last spring. Over the summer they slowly got picked off by a fishercat and I think also a goshawk. We have one of the originals remaining. Of course we got so used to owning chickens that we decided to get more, created a run for the new chicks, and became more vigilent about letting them out on their own. We ordered 12 and just found out that two of them are roosters (noisy). Percentage wise I had hoped for better numbers favoring the hens, but alas, two roosters it is. We don't have any interest in hatching new chicks. And from time to time we like to give away our eggs when the supply exceeds our demands. So right off the bat I have 2 questions: 1) Will the roosters mess up the eggs? 2)should I just 'get rid of them'? I really don't want them to cause trouble and with kids around I worry they may become aggressive down the road. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks for a great forum and lots of wonderful info!