I am thinking again of adding a rooster to my flock. I had a horrible experience with a neighbor's rooster last year when it killed one of my girls so I have been reluctant to add one. I have never had a rooster but have been keeping hens for about 8 years. My current flock is aged 3 to 7 years old. I will be adding about 6 chicks in April. I have the large breeds. I have 3 questions... When should I get a rooster? Now or wait until April when the chicks arrive? Should I get a full grown rooster or raise a chick? Will my current flock accept a rooster having never had one around? (except for the killer rooster) Appreciate your comments and advice.