I have the chance to save a cockerel from the big coop in the sky. Obviously I want to do this however I am worried about the effects on my flock, eggs and how safe my 3 year old will be. I currently have 5 hens who live in a very large enclosed area, larger that 10 square metres with a large shed attached for sleeping quaters, Are 5 hens enough to stop over mating? Is the area if enough to sustain a cockerel? What ceffects will it have on the eggs? Can you eat fertilised eggs? Will numbers decrease? I Currently get between 3 and 5 a day. What is the best way to introduce a cock? Will he follow the hens at first or try and assert dominance from the start? Obviously I want t save the fella but not at the detriment to my 5. hens.