I am just curious if anyone has any experience with a larger flock without a rooster. I have 7 full grown laying hens, one broody that is taking care of 4 chicks(I am pretty sure one is a rooster already, due to comb development), and 4 7 week old chicks. I don't think we can have roosters where we live, and I don't want to get woken up by one. My kids already do that! Right now I have the 4, 7 week old chicks in their own coop, and want to move the coop within the run (it is a big run, technically big enough for 30 chickens) but don't know if this will bring chaos to a calm crowd. The mama and babies all get along, thanks to the good mama. No one pecks anyone's feathers, and they are currently happy and beautiful. Should I not mess with a good thing? The coop in the run is technically big enough for 14 birds, but I never planned on more than 10. Just thought they would like the room.