So, I've got about 20 layers and 1 rooster I put in with them this spring. He just kept growing and growing and got HUGE. Then he was over-mating with the hens to the point of bald heads and backs. Enough I thought, and moved him out of the coop so they could heal.
Well, that is NOT what is happening. Instead - they are now beating each other up!!! Some looks worse than before! I expected a little disturbance and pecking order bickering for a few days - but we are going on 3 weeks!
They have plenty of space, both inside and out. I just don't get it! Is something else wrong? Do I put that rooster back in? He makes me nervous because he is just so big and not what I would call friendly.