I am new to the BYC and to raising chickens.
I rescued a rooster after he was attacked by a dog with the intention of getting rid of him once he was better, however he was such a character and lovely to have around I decided to keep him.
It seemed he was getting quite lonely and made friends with our dog and myself, so I thought I would get him some girlfriends. However, after meeting them he immediately decided to attack them. Pecking their backs and chasing them around the run, im not sure if its just because I am feeding them and hes being greedy.
So he will follow me out of the run and I leave the 2 girls in there by themselves. He does visit them through the fence and seems to be ok.
I have set up a make shift roost and nest for them outside of the coop as I dont want them to be stuck in there with him if he decides to continue have another go.
Is this normal behaviour? Should I leave him in the run to 'work it out'? Should I keep them separated until he is more used to them?
The run is large so they have plenty of space to escape if needed.
ANy help would be greatly appreciated.