When I got my small flock of hens almost a year ago, when I went to pick them up, I fell in love with a large, stately Buff Orpington roo we named Chief, who came home with us. Since then he has been a great roo, taking care of his hens, calling them over when he finds food, will pick something up and drop it in front of one of them, breaks up fights or arguments, watches for predators and is not mean at all and very respectful. He has a beautiful crow, and I love watching him walk around and be dignified. However, I am noticing that he is getting really rough with the hens. One hen in particular does not like him at all, he has tried to do the "pimp" dance but she walks away, and it isn't without trying on his part. Tonight he actually jumped her suddenly, scaring her and she was not amused as he tried to grab her head feathers. My little Cochin will bow down for him and on he goes, but I worry he is going to hurt her as he is a big rooster. My hens vary in size from the smaller cochin to the larger standard size Cochin hens. Tonight, I talked to my husband about finding him a good home and keeping the young rooster that is in my pullets I have. I worry about Chief hurting one of my smaller hens and I don't like how rough he is when he does breed them. This is a really hard decision as I love my rooster but I also love my hens too. Does anyone have any ideas? Helpful hints? thanks.