We currently have five hens and two roosters that free range the property. We have 30 or so chicks in the brooder. Most are meat birds but 10 or so are true layers that will stick around. All will free range with the big girls once they get larger enough. I have some dark Cornish cockerels for meat but am thinking that I would like to keep a couple for breeding purposes as opposed to the RIR I have now. My question is will life be easier to go a head and get rid of both my old Roos, just the subordinate, just the dominate, or wait to see how it all goes down on introduction. I really like having the Roos around for protection. Will they do anything to keep peace between the new and the old?when will the new Roos start acting like older Roos (protecting/mating)?