I am new to chickens and the web site. I love this website I am learning so much and meeting so many people who are very educated in chicken keeping. My chicken situation is a little different than most. We are building two chicken coops which are almost done, the chicken pen is coming next. It will be ready by july. My neighbor had a young rooster that was wondering their yard. He knew that we were going to do chickens and asked if we wanted him. Knowing nothing we accepted. now we have two chicken coops nearly completed and one rooster roaming the backyard. I have no idea what I am in for with chickens and one rooster. He is afraid of me and run when ever I approach him, I have learned that this is a good thing, you want a rooster that respects you. He is not too fond of my kids but I also learned here that rooster don't really like kids anyway, because they are fast and often too noisy around them. so we keep the kids away till the pin is done. Have we made a totally big mistake by taking the rooster, having no hens, two coops under construction, a chicken pen to come and a rooster that is roaming the backyard roosting under a big tree in our yard. i am beginning to panic because I know so little and feel so way over my head Do any of the veteran chicken keepers have any advice given my situation or have i totally screwd this thing up bad. Thanks for you time guys. I know that I am going to be addicted to this forum and meet a lot of great people.