Reasons why I would like one: They are pretty, I like the crowing, and I will want to hatch fresh chicks every spring. Reasons why Im not sure I should get one: An extra mouth to feed and clean up after thats not making eggs, they can potentially become mean and I have a small child, and I have a dog to chase off predators and look after chicks.. Im thinking him and a rooster might not get along so well. So whats your thoughts? Worth it to try or not? I could in theory buy hatching eggs every year from other local. Breeders. I have a mixed flock so I dont neccessarily need to find a certain breed. But it is additional cost and hassle.