Thank all of you for your advice and stories. After being charged at again I decided to find Mr.T a new home. It's interesting that after he was gone the hen settled right down, before she was aloof. Now she eats out of my hand and is so gentle. Another question, I have four chicks...3 weeks old.. when they are ready to be moved to the big pen with the single 8 month old hen will there be an acceptance problem?