Hi everyone, I'm new here, and could use some advice regarding roosters.. We're going to be getting chickens for the first time this summer, and have been going back and forth on whether we should get a rooster. We're new to chickens, and are a bit worried about all that we've heard about roosters, if they'll be really aggressive, etc. We live in the country though, and want the chickens to be free-range, so we figure its probably a good idea to have a rooster for protection... Right now we've ordered six girls- 2 orpingtons, 2 wyandottes, a barred rock, and a silkie. (We're really excited by the way, the day-old chicks should get here June 4th or so!). I was thinking about a silkie rooster since silkies have a reputation for being nicer, but we weren't sure since the other girls will be so much bigger. Speaking of which, my main question is, how important is the size of the rooster compared to the hens? Can he be a little guy?