Hi I'm new to chickens and we have five hens (1 buff orpington, 1 plymouth barred rock, 1 cornish x, 1 red production, and 1 black sex link). We really want to keep our cornish cross as a pet and I need advice on how to do this. Also I have read that if you do keep them as a pet keep them away from roosters because they can't handle the stress. The problem is we want our other ladies to have a rooster and we free range. We can't really seperate our cornish x from the rooster if we get one, is it crucial she doesn't have a rooster if we want her to live a long healthy life??? We really love all our ladies and would feel bad to seperate her, and advice at all on raising her as a pet, we don't want to eat her!!!