hello y'all, yeah, i'm new here...and of course that means i have some stupid questions. i've been doing alot of reading and searching on your wonderful web site, but i haven't found the answer to this question, so ....here we go... i am only in the planning stages of my chicken raising venture - i'm bulding the coop, doing research, etc. and plan to hold off getting chicks 'till next spring, just so i have a better understanding of everything before i jump into it. i've read about the pros & cons of having a rooster, and i know i don't NEED one for the hens to lay, but i think i'd like to have one around. i think it'd be fun, so my question is this - should i get a rooster chick at the same time as the hen chicks and raise them all together, wait till later or get the rooster first or does it matter? will the rooster "roost" with the hens? not sure how all that works. thanx for your input. your advice in this matter is appriciated.