I have 5 baby chicks. Lost one last night. Found it dead in the brooder. Everyone else seems fine. My question is do I need a Rooster. I keep getting 2 different stories. Yes and No. Right now just raising for eggs and weed control LOL for my garden. Never raised anything but my dogs. Stating on my coop tommorrow. Have some ideas in mine. I have 6 wooden crates that are 8 foot long and 3 feet wide. Have the tools but lacking the knowledge. The brooder will be finished today. Hope to meet you guys on lineand I might even get the wife interested.