Let me begin by saying I did not want roosters but got stuck with 2 even though I bought chicks from the pullet bin. I need to rehome 1 because I only have 7 girls. I want to wait and see which one is less agressive with the girls and me. With my luck I would rehome one and then get stuck with the mean one. They are at an age where the roosters want to breed and the girls do not. There is alot of screaming going on in the run every day. In fact yesterday my son thought one of the roosters was killing his chicken because he so forcefully held her to the ground. She was screaming and then stopped and let him do his business while she laid there limply, like she was dead. She even laid there for a minute or two after he was done and had walked away from her. Sometimes in the morning I have also thought there was a predator in the run because of all of the noise looked out and it was the roosters chasing and tormenting the hens. I have decided to let the roosters free range all day to keep peace in my run and hen house. Of course they don't go far because the hens are locked in. Yesterday it was peaceful and quiet and actually kind of fun to watch the roosters in the yard. They come running when a car pulls in the driveway. I am actually considering free ranging them from now on. Is there anyone else who does this? Is there any reason I shouldn't do it?