I have never had a roo before. This was a mistake at the hatchery! However, by the time I realized it I had become very attached to him. My question: Since I never had one before and he has now reached maturity...I am not sure if he is bullying or mating. Just how long does a mate last and if the hen is very resistant will he hurt her. I watched him with one of my hens who tried to fight him off and her started pecking her head and even drew a small amount of blood before I stopped him. He was very mad at me and stomped off ruffling his feathers, He is very gentle with people although he doesn't like to be touched. He hasn't tried to mate with the hens that he has been with since I got them all as chicks only with the older chickens that I have.