I finally got rid of my only rooster (1 roo and 3 hens). He was just a mean bird - I couldn't walk outside without him coming at me - even after holding him!!! My question is now that the roo is gone - my hens are all over the place! They don't stay together anymore. He kept everybody in line! Do I HAVE to have a roo? Any breeds less aggressive or kinder??? I have to say - it is so pleasant now outside with the girls!!