I have a one-year-old Speckled Sussex Rooster. He was supposed to be a hen, but then he began to crow. He's a pretty good rooster (I think - ?). He watches over my girls, he finds them food, he watches for hawks, etc. However, he's a randy boy and my six hens are looking pretty stressed and ragged. Also, the flock is struggling with dominance issues - my matron hen in no way will cede her position to him and is suffering from ratty feathers to prove it. Another hen is bald and her back is bare because she's so little, she just submits. The rooster often attacks my boyfriend, and they battle, but I raised him, so he leaves me be as long as I am respectful and am sure to put any food intended for all of them in front of him so he can call them over, although he always backs down if I have to give him the hairy eyeball. Maybe he isn't really a good rooster? I know roosters are next to impossible to rehome, but I am giving this a shot before I hand him over to my neighbors for their stew-pot. If anyone is interested, please be more experienced with chickens than I am so I know you're making an educated decision, and please understand when I play 20-questions about your own situation.