Hello everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the beginning of autumn as much as I am! We have twelve magnificent chickens that are starting to lay. All twelve are ladies (well, they're all female anyway! ) and we're pretty sure that we scored on that one. The other day, my hubby pondered that we may want to add a rooster to our flock, thinking their environment would become a more natural one. The thought of adding a rooster is somewhat... unsavory, and I'm still celebrating because we ended up with twelve pullets. However I do have a couple of questions: Would our girls be happier with a male around? I don't think they're feminists. If adding a rooster is in our future, which breed would be best? I was thinking a bantam Cochin, Silkie, or other docile breed. I certainly don't want some kind of tyrannical thug terrorizing my beauties. Fortunately, we have no neighbors to upset by adding a rooster. Thanks in advance for any advice!