Of the 8 (5mo EE) chickens I have, 3 are cockerels. I'm keeping one, and the other two *may* be leaving tomorrow. The two that I'm giving way are #1 and #2 on the proverbial flock totem pole, and the one I'm keeping appears to be somewhere near the bottom of the entire thing, if not THE bottom. Once the other two are gone, how likely is it that the remaining boy will take the throne? He's pretty placid compared to the other two- if he didnt look like a cockerel, I'd swear he was a pullet. Will the higher ranking pullets keep him in line, or is he gonna get all hormonal and bossy like the others did? Also- he doesnt do any of the things that the other two do. He's never (to my knowledge) tried to mount any of the pullets, doesnt seem particularly interested in what may be lurking "out there" when they free range, and hasnt discovered "sharing with the girls" yet. Is it possible that he's behind the ball on this stuff because the other two do such a good job of it (a little TOO good!)? Will he pick it up once there's no competition? Even if he never does any of that stuff, I'm keeping him around because I think he's cool. I'm just curious to know how things might shuffle once boss #1 and boss #2 leave the coop.