I went to my mothers work and talked to one of her friends that has maybe 25 chickens. (I do think it is sad I go to her work and find some other person to talk chickens with!) Anyway, this lady had found out she had 2 roosters that she does not want or need. She says that if I would like I could totally take one or both and see if I like them. If I find I don't want them I can eat them. I am just wondering if I should waste this time getting my mother to agree and if it is at all a good idea. I have 14, 17 week old hens and I was wondering if getting a rooster would upset the flock. If I don't like him I would totally just eat him, but I was thinking I might want one because my girls are always fighting over the pecking order business. Is this a good idea to "rent" one rooster? One is a rhode island red, another an austrolorp, is one of the breeds nicer than the other? I don't know how old they are... would age difference between the hens and roo be bad? Sorry I know nothing about roosters! Thanks!