If you let a roo or roos run all the time with hens, won't they end up stripping the hens' back feathers off by frequent mounting? I know someone who had 25 BOs (3 roos included) and he said that was a real problem with his flock. BTW, I know about the little 'saddles' you can make to protect hens, but I feel lazy. I'd like to get a roo to keep my 7 RIR/NHR girls 'in line' and to supply more structure to the flock. But the thought of having a bunch of naked or naked and bleeding backs keeps me concerned. But maybe it all depends on the roos origin, or the breed. Maybe I should just try it and see what happens. This last is probably the most sensible thought; but do any of you good folks have any thoughts?