We are new to raising chickens and just getting started. We (my 2 kids and myself) are setting up a coop and pen and our goal is to buy 6 to 8 hens, and provide eggs (to eat) for oursleves and friends. At some time in the future, we will want to increase our flock and have chicks. Is it normal or acceptable to hire a rooster for a week or so to perform what needs to be done? I don't want to buy a male because of our location in the suburbs, and the noise level that may bother the neighbors. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.