Well after searching for a home for just one roo, two have come up this week. I was going to keep one roo for the winter to help keep the coop warm...I have 5 girls (all EEs) and a small coop. Originally I didn't plan to have roos but we got two by mistake from the feed store. The one we were going to keep survived surgery at 4 weeks old (thanks to a very generous local vet & when we thought he was a she) so my daughter is very attached to him. So far at 3 1/2 months he is very mellow and lets my daughter pick him up and carry him around. I free range in my yard but only when I'm home. My question is...is it worth keeping a roo? Is it inevitable that he will turn on us? Will 5 girls be warm enough in a cold VT winter? My DH wants to get rid of the roo in the spring because he doesn't like the crowing and is worried about offending the neighbors. Okay, so that was more than one question but I am so torn about breaking my daughter's heart now or later. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!