OMG!!! I just typed for 20 minutes and hit the wrong key and deleted everything!!! Here goes again. I have a flock of 27, 22 are raised from day old chicks. They are 6 months old. The other 5 including a Blue Ameraucana rooster ("Blu") I bought two and a half months ago from Golden Sunset Farm. Blu is 7 months old, but was very timid, skittish and nervous. He wouldn't come out of the coop for the first couple of weeks. His flock of younger black Ameraucanas always stayed with him. Over time, the two flocks fully integrated and everyone got along really well. Blu would always be a nervous nelly and hang behind to make sure everyone got out (or in). He would walk away from getting treats to check to make sure everyone was accounted for. Really a sweet guy, just not used to being petted and loved like my other chickens. Buckbeak, my GLW roo is a month younger than Blu. He recently started to crow and try to mount the hens (unsuccessfully). He thinks nothing of biting a hen to get them out of the way so that he can get to the feeder. Well, yesterday I noticed Buckbeak all by himself in the front of the house while the rest of the flock was in the back, getting ready to go in the coop for the night. Next, I see him on TOP of the coop crowing! This morning I was in the run with the chickens and saw Blu chasing Buckbeak and biting him repeatedly on the neck. He chased Buckbeak into the coop and refused to let him out into the run. I found Buckbeak inside the coop hiding his head behind a barrel. Blu did not allow Buckbeak to come near the flock all day, including when they were free ranging. Buckbeak now has a bloody comb, and is last to go into the coop at night. The rest of the flock hangs with Blu, not a single hen went to Buckbeak. Why the change? Obviously something happened that Blu is now top rooster. I just feel sorry for Buckbeak even tho' he was never too kind to the others. Will they work it out over time? Is it hormones? I noticed that when Blu is chasing Buckbeak, he will bite him but he isn't going for the kill. He seems to be doing what he needs to in order to keep him away. Is it normal for the entire flock to stay away from Buckbeak who was raised from day 2 with 21 out of the 27? Thank you for your advice!