I guess this is a common problem. Thought we got six new hens (to add to our existing four layers) but one is starting to crow. I'm a newbie and am wonderful what this will mean to our eggs. We're not interested in hatching at this time, just in having eggs to eat. How is the rooster going to change things? How will our eggs be different, if he mates with the girls? Question #2--I think one of our older girls (1-year-old) is trying to brood. She has laid a single egg in a bag of bedding and is acting aggressive toward our lab, whenever she happens by the bag. How can I discourage her from brooding (without breaking her little heart)?