I have twelve hens and four ducks and have recently brought up three chicks (one cockerel and two hens). They were all brought up the same age. They all got on great until 'Lochy' the little red hampshire bantam cockerel has started with his new found voice and has gone red. Molly (who started laying one month ago) who is about a month older than Lochy has become the matriarch has started pecking his neck. I have witnessed this, he runs off but his neck is getting quite bare of his new feathers. He's such a young gent he won't fight back. It is obviously hurting him as he has stopped pecking off the ground and only feeds from the feeder so he doesn't have to bend down. Will he eventually fight back or does Molly have to be removed? the other little girl, who hasn't started laying yet seems fine and I've not spotted her peck him, which doesn't she isn't doing! we've tried putting stuff on his neck to stop the pecking but it doesn't seem to have worked-has anyone got any ideas as they all got on and we are lucky to have such a lovely cockerel.