I currently have an assortment of hatchery stock, which will not be used for breeding. I do free range and would like to keep a couple of roos for flock protection. I have 3 LF roos and 3 bantam roos along with 19 LF pullets and 2 bantam pullets all sharing one coop. I figured I would keep 2 LF roos and one bantam. 1. Does that seem like a good ratio to you? I think I have figured out what to do with the bantams, my biggest question is what to do with the LF. I have one cuckoo marans roo that matured first, is gentle with the girls and has shown to be a good flock protector, so he is a keeper. The other two LF are both BO, which were packing peanuts. One is low on the pecking order and is rarely able to breed, the other is more assertive and is challenging the marans for top roo. 2. Should I keep the CM and the calm BO or the CM and the dominant BO? Am I right in assuming if I get rid of the dominant BO that the calm one's personality is likely to change, becoming more assertive? Any suggestions are appreciated.