I am so new to this chicken thing you all will think I'm crazy Anyway, we have 10 bantams and I am trying to figure out the breed of them yet, but know for sure of 2 dutches, 3 OEG's, 3 silkie's, and 2 have no ideas...anyway, one of the Old English is a rooster and is obviously "head of the pack", or whatever the proper term is. I keep reading bad things about roosters and that most people tend to give them away. Is this necessary? Yes, he pecks at the others some, but it seems like only when I grab one to hold and then put it back or when one tries to get to the food and water I just put in before hand. I just want the stories cleared up. I don't know if I have other roosters yet, they are only about 6 weeks old.