We have 23 chicks, mostly straight run. The plan has been that the extra roosters will go in the freezer, but I would like to keep one or two. I keep hearing how great a good rooster is as far as protecting the flock, finding food for the hens, keeping fighting to a minimum, etc. What traits should I look for in our roosters? I'm not even positive which are roosters yet (I have a feeling we actually have mostly hens to be honest), but they range in age from 6 weeks to 17 weeks old and none seem to be really standing out to me as far as any of the above traits, but they might be too young. Is there anything we can/should look for when they're this young? Are bantam roosters too small to be a good head rooster? I have two Belgian D'Uccles and unfortunately I think they are both roosters, but they sure are feisty.