Hi guys, I need advice on what to do about my chickens fighting every evening when they go to roost. Here is the situation. I have had two hens and a rooster for a while who get along decently well. To fix my hen:rooster ratio, I got two pullets. They have been living together in the same coop/run for the last couple months, and the pullets don't get too picked on during the day. At night though, the adults won't let the pullets onto the roost with them, so they started sleeping together in one of the ventilation windows. While not ideal, this worked out okay for a while, but now they have outgrown it and only one of the pullets can fit up there. The other pullet still is not allowed to sleep on the roost with the adults. The pullets are now about 5 months old. I thought I could solve this problem by getting a totally separate roost and putting it on the other side of the coop. So I tried that, and one of the pullets tried to roost there, but when my rooster saw that, he got off of his perch, went up underneath the pullet and pecked hard, pulling out a big beak full of feathers. Once the pullet squawked and ran, he then went back over to roost with his two hens. One of the hens is also mean to them at roosting time, but at least I haven't seen her peck *that* aggressively. I'm thinking of taking the rooster and the more aggressive hen, and penning them separately from each other and from everyone else for about a week, and putting them back. I've had some success in the past using that method with hens, but does it work for a rooster?