Hi! I have been a long-time lurker but this is my first post. We started raising chickens this summer when we inherited 9 birds - 2 Barred Rocks, 6 Red Rocks (Barred / Rhode Island Red cross), and 1 male guinea - from a friend who sadly had a house fire and had to move out of his house for awhile and was unable to care for the birds. My wife and I had been planning on getting chickens so this worked out. Since July, we have added 7 more hens (Barred Rock, Americauna, Delaware, Blue Orpington, Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Blue Cochin) and one Americauna Rooster. The rooster and the Blue Orpington were the last two editions. Unfortunately, All of the hens get along great in the new 5 x 8 coop. I moved the 8 new ones in first and then added the 8 older ones two weeks later. Yes - I know that 5 x 8 is a bit tight for that many birds but they free range on about 2/3 acre during the day. In the last couple weeks, we've noticed that the rooster has been terrorizing the Red Rocks specifically and to some degree the Delaware. He seems to leave the rest of them alone. The behavior consists of jumping on their backs, feet digging in behind the wings, and then pecking at their heads. He will also grab them by the feathers on their head from the front and drag them around the yard. All of the reds are molting so I'm not sure if that is why he is picking on them because they all look pretty sorry. The reds have taken to cramming into the nesting boxes at night to try and stay away from him. He is a beautiful bird but at the same time, we got the chickens to lay eggs, not necessarily breed so he's expendable. Here is Doc Holiday.