As I mentioned in my introduction thread, I'm planning to hatch some chicks this spring and keep one as a "house" chicken. I'm now wondering whether I should go with a hen or a rooster... The obvious pro with a hen is that they lay eggs, and the obvious downside with the roo is that they crow. But which one has the better personality? If I just have one rooster in my house, will he be aggressive? I've been reading more about chickens and it almost seems that roosters are smarter and have better personalities, especially when kept indoors around other people. I would love to hear your experiences with roosters and hens strictly as pets, especially indoor pets! Which gender has more "pet-like" behavior, or are they both generally the same? If the breed makes a difference, I'm going to be hatching BBS Orpington bantams (hopefully!). Thank you for any stories and/or advice you have to offer!