Just got conformation we do indeed have a Rooster in our flock. We have 11 hens and 1 Rooster. Were we live we can keep a Rooster-although I don't know if my neighbors will love the crowing. He does not do it that much now but I guess it could change. He is about 5 months and starting to peck my dog. But luckily he likes me and I can shoo him away-although I do have to confess it is kinda funny seeing a chicken come from the backyard to peck my dogs butt. I guess the question I have is it really that great to keep a rooster.? The thought of fertile eggs makes me kind of sick but I don't know why. I guess I am just scared we are going to give him away and they will eat him. Any advice would we nice!! Oh I free range the chickens. They have complete run of the backyard with a solar operated chicken door. We also have 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats and a 3 year old toddler.