HI all, I am new here and I have been reading and reading until my eyes hurt... lol I have 12 hens of various breeds and 3 roosters...not by choice, but my son has attached himself to "George." George is an Americauna(sp) and we have another Am rooster as well and a big white and black one. Forgive me as the breed just escaped my mind. Anywhoo... now for the questions.... Hubby came home the other day and said he was told to get rid of the Roosters or they will destroy the eggs and the hens. Is this true? I wouldn't mind getting rid of the white one but the Am's are very pretty and now my son is attached and my daughter is talking about chicks from them. (we purposely bought her a hen...well thought we were getting 3 actually) I don't have a clue as to what I am doing (as you can probably tell). They are all about 14-15 weeks old. We free range them all day too if this helps. I guess what I need to know is, what are the pro's (other than fertilization) and con's of Roosters? Also, what is this "hanging" thing people do with them? I can't get near them enough to catch them to hang them. Maybe I am in too deep..HELP!!!