Cyn, I am amazed by the friendly nature of all of your roosters. It seems like all of mine have been skittish from the start, and I was under the impression that I should not baby them or they would not know to keep their space and could become aggressive. I will put more effort into befriending any youngsters we may hatch this spring. I can see how you fall in love with them. I have a mean rooster… well… I have hard time calling him mean. He's protective and needs to be in our free range situation. He's just doing what a rooster does, and is super good at it. My boys have learned to respect his space. It does get old sometimes when I am in a hurry to get down to the coop and he is bent on getting my boots, but I have watched him time and time again get the girls to safety and stand in the open to take on hawks. I know one of these times he will lose to the predator, but at a year and a half old, he sure is good at what he does. Not only that, he tolerates the two beta roo's in the flock. 3 roosters, 20 hens living together… maybe overkill, but I keep a closed flock and can't be without a rooster I will admit, one roo and two hens sleep in the mini brooder coop. I don't want to press my luck with 3 roosters waking up excited surrounded by ladies in one coop.