Why do want chicks? Is it to raise them as replacement egg layers or do you want to breed and/or show pure breed fowl. If it is the latter you will at least one, maybe more quality roosters, multiple pens etc, etc. If it is to maintain your laying flock one reasonable quality rooster will do. That said, as I have mentioned before, I am not ‘big’ on roosters and obtain chicks (day old if possible) as required. Sometimes one of my hens will adopt and sometimes we hand raise. Both are fun. Personally, for a backyard flock, I recommend no rooster, getting chicks and eat the eggs.

Just my opinion, David.