Hello I have a small flock of 9 chickens and I AM going to keep one of the roos. They are around 10 weeks old now and I let them free range the last couple hours of daylight. Right now they stay about 100 feet or so away from the road but they like to spread out, which makes it hard to make head counts every once in while. My question is: when my rooster becomes fully mature, will he keep the hens rounded up? Now I don't mean like a collie and it's sheep, but will the roo keep them in the same general area instead of spread out all over the yard? Also, what else will the roo help with? What are your experiences? Does he find them good food? Deter predators? Take them to safety? Keep them calm? Etc...? And I AM talking about good things a roo will do, I'm very aware of what I'm getting myself into as far as negatives go. And right now, he seems like a very nice rooster, although he doesn't like to be touched!