I have 9 hens, 2 roosters. 1 hen is cripple, my mom won't let me burtucher her, which is a shame because she can only use on leg and she recently got her eye poked out by I'm guessing the rooster by accident? The thing is, this rooster also protects her, some of the chickens are mean to the cripple hen for no reason, she can barley move around, but this rooster who protects her needs to go. I had 4 hens in quariteen (including the cripple), who are now better. He would stalk their quarters, and I finally let him with them, after I allowed him with these old mature hens (my 2 roosters and my 5 hens are all under a year) he started being an ***! He's attacked me twice already, tried to get into a fight with my large dog, attacked him once when he went into their chicken coop with me, attacked my chihuhua (may have confused her for a chicken?) and almost killed my other rooster because he went into their chicken coop too. But my other rooster who is nice, is mean to these new 4 mature hens, and I can't have him be mean to the cripple one. I'm guessing it's normal since he doesn't know them? But he also lets another hen in his flock dominate him. They literally fight often, for no reason it seems. Right now the cripple chicken is in our front yard in the shed with the mean protective rooster and her 3 other hens (who have protected her a few times from me when I tried to pick her up), there's a chicken coop is the back of our yard with goats and a chicken run, I doubt she can fly so I figured she could stay there, but I just don't want the other hens to potentially kill her or harm her or stress her out. Is there anything I can put on her to protect her? Can one rooster handle watching over 9 hens? My mom said the other rooster acts like a typical rooster, my other nice one, I've never seen him protect a hen, but he's not worth getting killed. Hes my favorite chicken! He lets me pick him and pet him. But the mean rooster attacking my chihuahua is crossing the line. He chased my favorite chicken (rooster) around the whole house, cornered him, got on top of him, pecked him in the face, and only left him alone once I showed up. Who knows if he would have stopped on his own if I didnt show up.