I have an almost 5 mo old Salmon fav cockrel. He has been in w/ a flock of 17 girls, varying ages of 2 yrs old to same age as he is. Tonight when I was closing them up he was in HOT PURSUIT of a pullet 1 month older than he is. He chased this poor girl around the run a few times before finally catching up to her & pinning her down & attempting to "do the deed" The poor pullet was screaming & was covered with mud (it's been raining for days on end) Now I know that he's new at the whole mating process & his technique will improve w/ time, I just totally didn't forsee the chasing part. I was under the impression that they do a little dance for the girls, then they just hop on, do their thing & all is good. The whole chasing & screaming I can live without. How much longer before he figures it out & the girls accept whats happening w/out the chasing & screaming?