We are fairly new to having chickens. We just got our first flock this year. I have butchered all the ones that ended up being males except for 2. Now we have 11 females and 2 males. My husband wants to know if we should clip the beaks of the males so they cannot hurt the other chickens or each other. Is this something that should be done? I really feel it should not. Our chickens free range all day and are locked in the coop at night. We have never had problems except today one rooster fought with 2 females and one other rooster. He injured 2 of them bad enough that we butchered them today. They would have died from their injuries and we wanted the meat. We also butchered one more male that we were going to butcher anyway. We felt it would be easiest to do them all at once. We butchered the first male a little over a week ago. He was the one in charge. Is the new one picking fights to become king of the coop? Will he keep causing problems? Will clipping his beak work? Any help would be appreciated.