As it turns out, I may have a RIR rooster in my most recent batch of chicks, and I think I'd better start debating what I'm going to do with him, if it is indeed a 'him'. I've never had a rooster before. These are the main things I'm concerned about: As long as there are no other roos in this batch, then he will have eight hens to take care of. Too many? Too few? I already have an older EE alpha hen with a feisty attitude who's in charge of my older flock. When he is grown, will there be a lot of fighting going on between them for dominance? Is there a time by which you can know what the rooster's temperament will be? I know there are many other things I'm definitely missing here. Any advice is much appreciated!