Well yesterday I got my first eggs from my 6 chickens. I found 2 eggs yesterday, 1 from my silkies and 1 from my leghorns. Today a friend of mine gave me a rooster. I didn't think anything about it and I added it to the flock. Is this going to slow the egg production down now or will it stay the same? The rooster is about 4 months old. As of now, the rooster is afraid of the hens and the hens actually chase the rooster. I dont know if things will smooth out and they will get along or what I may end up having to do. I actually feel bad for the rooster myself because sometimes they do actually peck him if they get him cornered . Any ideas?