I adopted a silkie rooster from a farm that had too many roosters here on Friday. He was one of three roosters at their farm along with around 8 or 9 hens probably all silkies, and he's about 5 months old. I introduced him to my flock of 8 hens mixed breeds, orpington, austalrop, etc. , 3 who almost a year (they run the show) and 5 of them who are about 4 months old. All of my chickens free range but every time I go to check on them the rooster has tucked himself into some corner either between the house and the compost bin, or small crevices. I noticed the highest hen bullies him a little. They are separated when they are sleeping currently. The rooster seems to be so sad though. He always sits with his head down. I bring him in and he lays on my lap in the same head down position for hours. Anyone have experience with this? What can I do? Or is this just normal for silkie chicken temperament?