Ok here the thing i have two kids one is turning three in march and the other well he a new born he almost two months old. I going to be adding a batch of chicks this spring (lost quite a few to stray cats and our dogs before we decide to secure the area they roam during the day) we only getting twelve more i could order directly from ideal poultry (out of austin two hours away) or i could buy from a feed store that gets them from ideal poultry either way i get the same chickens i want but if i order them i probably get extra since their policy now i could keep said roosters and wait and see which one is nice and cull the others or i could just cull all or go to the feed store and for sure get all hens(havent got a rooster from them ever good chance of getting no roos). I concerned about the roosters and my kids as i cant block off the yard i work in the most. The chickens have the side where my garden is granted now my garden is fence off but trying to explain/tell a stubborn three year old who has no fear that she cant go in and out because of a rooster is out of the question. So i under the assumption that if we get a roo its pretty much playing with fire my husband thinks we would be ok but i want to be sure before i decide i would love to raise some chicks of our own when we need to but i dont want my kids in danger i want them to be able to enjoy the chickens without fear. Lucy loves the hens she has one that follows her where ever she goes so thats another thing that would make it hard to keep her out of the yard.