I have 4 GLW pullets and 1 rooster, all about 7 months old. The rooster, Captain Cluck, has been on the 'watch list' because I think he is more than mean to the girls. However, he is showing some redeeming qualities. In the morning lately, when I open the door to let them out into the run, the girls sprint off, but if there are any eggs in the nest, Captain wil not leave the coop. He just paces around and guards them. I don't have any problems going in to collect so far, but I do keep an eye on him. I am thinking that me might very well be a keeper yet.