Hello - I have a small flock of mostly free range chickens. Eight hens and one Buff Orpington rooster. He seems to be a good rooster and takes good care of his girls in our open range area. He's sometimes a little bit "cocky" to my wife and me, but not overly aggressive. He has a few hens that he seems to be quite fond of and a couple of them are becoming quite bald on their backs from his treading. I'm currently building an infirmary/brooder coop and wonder, should I isolate the rooster to allow the hens to grow back their feathers, or put the hens in the infirmary to give them a break? Which would be the better option? Right now we don't want to get rid of the rooster because we are hoping for a hen to go broody and raise a clutch of chicks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.