Well, I added the roo to my flock of ten RIR hens. Their all pretty close in age around 6 months or so. Everything seems OK. I picked some greens & kale & gave it to them & the roo was eating some along with the hens & one of the hens tried to take a bite from the roo's food & he pecked her.I thought he was supposed to provide for her.Is this normal I know he's new. All I know is if he hurts wanna my 10 hens, I do own an axe. Also, how long before I can start free ranging again. This big overgrown chicken better protect my girls. Guess, you can tell I've never had a roo & one of the reason I got him is to protect them. This thing is Hugh.