we have 4 hens, um, birds. 3 came from a BYC kind person who knew we lost 3 and had 1 lonely survivor and gave us 3 youngsters in Nov. They were born in August, 2010. Today, Feb. 8 th, one crowed....early. We wondered about her because she has been challenging top hen a bit, but top hen has made it clear that she rules. So she challenged other 3 and mounted one repeatedly. She also ruffs up her neck feathers the way the others don't (she is part JG and part light brahma we were told). So if "she" is a roo, in fact, do we do anything different? Or just wait and see how he develops in terms of benevolent king or pain in the rear before we do anything? We do like eggs so having 3 rather than 4 layers is a drag but not awful espexially if he helps protect against hawks as he gets older (we had. hawk attack recently. noone was taken but Guppy-good thing we named her gender neutrally- ran and was freaked out so not sure how she, he, would help protect....) We just didn't want or plan on a roo and now need to consider the options. This is our first year so we know....not much! he will, in fact, win top spot over current top hen sooner or later, yes? things to look for? consider? pros vs. cons of a roo in such a small flock, etc. thanks!