help! we purchased 10 chicks in March. 4 rhode island reds, 2 barred rocks, 2 araucanas, and 2 isa browns. we were told one in ten may be a rooster. Lost one rir immediately to our papillion. oops. One of the rir's is a rooster. our intentions were to have pets and some fresh eggs. They all live together in a manion that my husband and son built together. they are all beautiful and healthy. My questions are: can they stay living together with rooster? If we take eggs out everyday can we continue eating them? if we want to hatch a few, will we have weird breeds?(My 10 yr old son wants baby chicks) why do we have so many double yolks? Is it true that if you put fake eggs in with a couple of real eggs a hen will set on them? they have a 12 room mansion but they only lay eggs in 4. Why? will one hen set on others eggs? Is there a how to raise chickens for dummies book?