I know not everyone out there keeps roosters that keeps a laying flock, but I find them a necessity to my own hens. A rooster keeps a free range flock calmer, as he is the one keeping watch and sounding alarms for things like skyward and land-locked predators. They greet each morning with they crows (which I adore) and make a delicious pot pie if things don't work out in the protection or musical departments. What are your thoughts on roosters? Do they add to your flock or annoy the neighbors? Are they banned by your local laws or do you have a dozen strutting around your ranch? What's the word on these birds?!