If you don't want fertilized eggs? I have 12 chicks. Hopefully all pullets. I also have two Roosters. I haven't decided what to do with them. Right now, they are in a smaller lot/coop of their own and the hen run/coop is just empty. I don't want baby chicks AT ALL. Atleast not this year, or next. But I've been reading that its good to have a rooster to watch the flock. Does this mean that he has to be in there with them, or just near them? Help a newbie out. Other than providing the hens with baby chicks, what is the purpose of keeping a rooster with your flock?