that is the question. I have a Brahma roo with my 13 hens and I am tired of seeing bare backs. Half of the hens are getting stripped of their feathers from treading. Saddles are a pain (it's either raining or too hot) and I am afraid they'll get sunburn when it's nice out. Plus they just look so ratty. I got a rooster because they are free ranging part time, but we also have a dog to watch them because a rooster just isn't enough. Now I am wondering if we could spare a rooster? or if I should get a better one? This one is ok with me but most hens resist him and he regularly pecks some hens and sends them off screaching. Grr. And how would I go about getting and integrating a new rooster?