I'd really like to get a rooster for several reasons: 1) Chicken math! 2) Protection 3) Have increased our flock size 4) Eventually chicks! Ideally he'd eventually be in charge of all seven. My hens are 11 months old and consist of 2 barred rocks and one Buff Orp. My pullets are about 10-12 weeks old and are 1 blue Andalusian, 1 EE, 1 RIR & 1 Ameraucana. My biggest concern is integrating him into my layer flock of three, initially. Am I better off getting a young roo and letting them accept him before his hormones kick in? Would an older roo come to accept my pullets once I integrate them or will I need a rooster just for them? Breed ideas? Or maybe just "No, Heather, don't do it! You're crazy!"