Hi Everyone! We need your insight, badly! I'm sorry these photos may be hard to look at, but wanted you to see the extent of what we are dealing with. Our rooster is a mess! And it's all due to the hens, who won't leave him alone! I don't know WHY he won't stand up to them, and just takes it. But we watch them all day long.....pecking and plucking off his feathers, and eating them. It started on his chest....and then went down his side. His tail too, is a ratty mess, from them grabbing and pulling those out. With the bitter old temps and consecutive snowstorms lately, we didn't realize how bad shape he was in, until today. Even though we can watch their behaviors from our house windows most of the day. We just run put there in the morning...take care of what and feed, and let them out into the run. The poor guy! Other details: - They are 7 months old. 1 rooster- 6 hens. Got them at a day old. We are first time chicken-keepers. - For feed, they get a mix of layer food, and grower finisher. - They also get oyster shells on the side. - They get very little other treat food, and not every day. (Vegetable scraps, sunflower seeds cracked corn or meal worms.) - We try to give them things to do to bust boredom, like a hay bale to pull apart, or meal worms every where. - They are confined to the big run right now, because snow is a couple feet deep. Other times, they only get supervised free-range, due to hawks. - They have a supplemental light in the coop for 2 hours 4-6. - The coop is heated to about 38 degrees, on a thermostat. - Ventilation is great. - They do NOT have lice or mites. We read maybe they need more protein, so we gave them a can of tuna the other day. What else can we do? Why6 is this even happening? We don't really have a good way to separate them. Please share what you think. Thank you!!