I can see the chicken yard from the kitchen window. As I was washing up breakfast dishes this morning, I see the rooster chasing a hen. I've noticed lately that a few of the girls have missing feathers. Well she runs, and he catches her, and he doesn't mount her. Instead, he starts fiercely pecking at her head. Like he was being mean type of pecking. She pulled away from him, and he's got her in his beak, wouldn't let go. I hollered to my husband, and he loaded the gun. Now, I know there are many people who wouldn't agree with the demise of this rooster, but I am NOT going to tolerate a rooster who is violent and mean. I can't see any reason for him to have done what he did. I've seen him do this a few times, but not to this extreme. Usually just a peck here and there. Not a full out attack. Am I wrong to think a rooster shouldn't behave like this? Is this expected? He is the only rooster, out of a flock of 14 girls. He should be happy and protective.