I had a real emergency yesterday that I don't know how to proceed with. I have 5 hens from my original flock of three years. This spring we added 8 chicks. One is a black jersey giant rooster. He is a big docile loving guy and all has gone well with the flock until yesterday. I heard a big commotion and came running to find him chasing down and attacking (no, not mating!) the head hen from the original flock, which is a little bitty red sex link. He tore off the tip of her comb before I could get to them. After a lot of medical care and comforting I put her back down with the flock who were showing a lot of concern and worry. But the rooster kept coming back after her. I kept separating them and giving out treats to try to get his mind off her and she shook and hid under a bush the rest of the day. When they went in to roost that night, she hurried in before the rest of the flock and as soon as he entered the coop, she was crying out in alarm and hurried and hid in a nest box for the night. What is going on and how do I fix this?! The rooster has never shown any aggressive behaviour before and I didn't see what set this off. He and the other new flock are not quite 8 months old. I really don't want to have to get rid of my big beautiful boy, but will if it's between him or her. I have not had experience with roosters before now, so any help and advice is much needed and appreciated!