Hi everyone, I am tired of not being able to walk fearlessly through my yard and have decided to give my rooster to someone else. He should be leaving tonight. I am looking high-and-low for a replacement, but haven't been able to find a mature bird within reasonable driving distance. I anticipate my flock being without a rooster for several days or even a few weeks if I have to take on an immature cockerel. My question is this: What will my free-ranging hens do without a rooster? Will they wander off? Will they fight? I've heard that without a rooster, the hens might fight some as one of them tries to become the leader. Do you think this is true? I'm nervous for the safety of my ladies.