We got 4 SLWs and 3 red mix hens in May. They are about 20 weeks old now, and in a spacious coop with a large outside run. We met a wonderful woman who has a large property with about 80 free-ranging chickens. She has one young, "really sweet" rooster she wants us to have, as she said he will protect the girls as he gets older. And they can protect him while he is still young. We had been thinking about getting a rooster, but wanted to see how we did with just the egg-laying girls. Someone just laid the first egg last night!!!! Would this be a good time to introduce a roo to the young ladies? Or should I wait awhile until they are all laying?