I bought two young chickens to add to my flock this summer and 1 turned out to be a Roo. I really thought I had no reason for a roo and was not interested in getting woken up early in the morning or annoying the neighbors. However I having a change of heart. Last week the speckled sussex pullet that the Roo grew up with got hurt and almost died. You can read about that here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=283485 After one week by himself (while the other young pullet was in the basement on the mend) he started to take control of the other 4 girls, I noticed he was not hiding or running from them and actually saw him mating with one of the older girls that he always ran from. The older girls are not going after him anymore. So one week after my pullet almost died I had to add her back in with the older girls again. I thought for sure it was going to be ugly with the pecking, but this time it wasnt. The Roo came right to her and started showing off by ruffling his feathers and clucking to her, he went into a nest box and prepped a nest for her while clucking and cooing the whole time, we walked with her out in the run and kept himself between the older girls and his young pullet buddy and showed her where the scratch was that I threw on the ground. Then I found them later on the roost together. Did I mention he does not crow!? I think he is trying but it is very pathetic, my hen's egg song is much louder. I cant find a reason to eat this guy now.