Hello! There is probably a thread on this somewhere but I couldn't find one matching my exact questions. I have a flock of about 9 laying hens. I let them free range around my property and haven't had any problems YET. However, I have about 3-4 local eagles constantly flying over my coop, and even more red-tail hawks. There are also many raccoons and coyotes in the area. My chickens have managed to stay safe for now, but I am worried these hawks will find my flock soon enough. So I have heard that roosters will keep an eye out for predators (specifically hawks), and get the hens back to the safety of the coop. However, I am trying to find (if it exists) a rooster possibly less loud than the typical rooster. All my surrounding neighbors have roosters, I enjoy the sound of them off in the distance but maybe not adjacent to my house. Also, I know many roosters can be aggressive and have done plenty of research on my own but am curious if anybody had any experience with a generally less aggressive breed of chicken. Anyways, thank you!