My name is Nathalie and I'm relatively new to chicken keeping, so I joined to be part of a community to help me out! I'm a veterinary technician, doggy mommy, and now chicken mommy! I started with 4 baby chicks. Betsy my Jersey Giant, Wanda my Gold Laced Wyndotte, Scarlet my RIR and My all time Fav Lucy barred Plymouth Rock. Sadly Lucy was taken from me by a hawk about a month ago. Since then I got my girls a Rooster for protection, Red! But Red is having a hard time fitting in with my 3 girls.He's 6months old and the girls will be 1yr in April. They chase him and peck at him all day. It has gotten better in the sense that now he can relax a bit and preen with them and dust bathe, but out of nowhere the girls will start to bully him. He does do his dance for them and tried to find them food, he's totally ignored btw, and now Wanda does the dance back to him. i don't know if thats even a good thing! Today he gave me a good scare, he squeezed himself between our deck and Jacuzzi. We had to break some of our deck to get him out, and now I'm thinking it was because the girls were bullying him! PLEASE HELP!!