I just came across a rooster that needs to be rehomed. He is a 3 year old black Jersey Giant, I've been told he is very sweet, but right now he lives alone. I do not know what his manners are with hens, but am told he's very nice to people. I have a flock of 6 (4 barred rocks and 2 easter eggers) that are 2 and have never been exposed to a rooster. The reason I'm considering taking him is because the predators have been so horrible this past year that I can't let my hens out to free range anymore. So my questions are: Is this a good idea, Will he protect the hens from the predators well enough that I can let them free range again, How do I integrate him if I do take him, Will he beat up my hens, Will he trample my little easter eggers because he is so much bigger than them? Thanks for the input!