Hello, I just ordered 10 chicks in the mail that I am splitting with a friend. When they came in though there were 12 chicks (one was the rare breed that came free with our order). Through other discussions on here I have discovered that the extra chick is a rooster, which is unfortunate since I live in the city. So though I originally thought I'd have 3 Buff Orpington pullets and 2 Barred Rock pullets with whatever extra they threw in I now may only have four pullets. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Feathers (my light bantam they threw in) is a female. Anyway, just how much trouble are roosters and how noisy are they. I got the chicks for eggs and for pets and I don't know if I can bring myself to eat Domino (the Barred Rock Roo). Also, I was planning on a 4x8 coop. If I end up with 7 chickens total would that be too small? Thanks for your help, this is a great site! Here's my little Domino (the roo) with Pixie in the background Here's my kitty sleeping through a chick invasion. Here's my lovely lively little bunch in their brooder. Here are Pixie and Buttercup exploring the outdoors on a beautiful day.