I'm having a hard time deciding. I've posted that I want my chickens to free range but I live in the deep woods so predators (mainly hawks during the day) are a huge red flag for me. Several people have suggested getting a rooster. The thought of having fertilized eggs freaks me out, like if I don't get them in time. I had a traumatic experience as a kid when my aunt told me to get rid of all the eggs in her coop because they were spoiled. Well they all had chicks in them and my cousin and I had thrown a few at the fence before we realized. I still get sad every time I think about that day, I felt so horrible I cried for days. Those of you with roosters, what do I need to know to help me decide?