Introduced a new RIR rooster two days ago, 7 months old and quite lovely. He was given to us by a very generous BYC'er who lives in our area. Our BO roo was killed by coons. I didn't realize what a difference a roo makes for flock management. The ladies are much more organized and at ease with a roo present. He is quite impressive in his flock social skills. Totally recommend getting a roo if you can, they really change the flock dynamic for the better, IMHO.