We have 5 home grown chicks. At 4 weeks, one (MR. Rooster - because we are suspecting that he's a he) pecked some feathers off another one. We put in a divider screen and put him on the side by himself. We have allowed him some supervised time with the others, but he always ends up pecking at someone. The black one is usually his target, but he has pecked and sparred with a yellow one. Last night, he was happily eating with the two we think are ladies (while his usual victims were being held) and then decided to try to pull out one of their feathers!!!! He appears to be an EE - is this "normal"? Is it an indication that he's a rooster as well as the other two he usuall picks on? Most important question - is he a "bad bird"? ie - are we always going to have problems with him? Are we doing the right thing in seperating him? We've been noticing that the yellow chick and the black chick typically will stand tall and spur with one another. Do both sexes of chickens do this???? Our speckled hen has no interest in it, but we've seen our gray chick join in at times, but not very aggressively. They yellow and the black chicks just do a bunch of flapping and tall standing - no feather losses. The chicks have lots of room and fresh water/food every day (usually twice a day). They also receive lots of attention from my children. I just don't know what to expect from "normal" hen behavior versus rooster behavior. Thanks for any help.