Hello We are thinking about removing 1 of our 6 chickens; a rooster. We never wanted this rooster nor desired the use it would bring to us, and we were wondering if there is much of a difference between 5 chickens and possibly 6 or 7 (in terms of eggs). The big question: If we do decide to go on with this process, I've heard about how some people replace chickens around the same age/older and they usually don't even notice the new bird. Is this true? If so, is it possible for us to exchange 1 rooster for a hen with no problems? Not sure if that messes up the pecking order or if a new chicken becomes the head of it. Thanks. P.S.: This isn't the plan as of now, we haven't quite decided on what we want to do as of now. Thanks.