Hello! I am new to this website. I started two years ago with 5 hens. They are so fun, I love them so much, I decided to expand, I added 18 chicks this spring wanting to develop a mixed flock. Turns out, I have an unexpected rooster in the group. They are all hand raised and seem to be good with each other and my two dogs. At 18 weeks, a few of the new ladies are starting to lay and the rooster (Mr Fluffy) has matured. I do not mind his crowing, I live in a rural area, no close neighbors. My concern is, since I do not plan to breed or raise chicks and Mr Fluffy has become quite active in his love of the ladies, should I keep him? I do NOT need fertilized eggs and I am uncertain if his very active, loving attention is perhap too stressful for the ladies. I handle them all regularly so they are friendly but is Mr Fluffy likely to become aggressive as he ages?