I got some chickens from a friend of mine who had to get rid of them due to the city of Simi Valley being anoying. Anyway, they came froma small pen with 2 roosters and 2 hens. When I got them the hens were beat up. I put them in a large pen with 5 other hens and only one of the 2 roos. I also let them out every other day. (I have to rotate my chickens that get to be out in order to keep rooster fighting to a minimum.) The cage is large, but I am sure could be bigger. Well, now I have noticed that one hen is even worst now then she was when she got here. I seperated out the roo and he now lives with the peas. I am planning on keeping him out until the feathers grow back, but I don't know if that will ever happen. All the chickens in question are Ameracanas, with the exception of one. Four of the hens are not laying yet, and look perfect. I guess he is not breeding them at all yet. So, what do you think? Should I just keep the roo out for a while or is this normal? I personally whould not keep him at all, but he is my friend's bird and I might want EE babies some day anyway.