Hi Everyone! I'm a first time keeper and could really do with some help please! We have had 4 pekin bantams all from the same hatch and breeder since they were two weeks old. 1 rooster and 3 hens...well we think!! We also bought 2 Silkie bantams again from the same hatch and introduced them to the brooder with the others when they were all 4 weeks old. They are all now 10 weeks old and happily settled into their outside abode! They love scratching around and climbing! They particularly love cooked spaghetti...hilarious to watch! Our cockerel has started crowing so we're obviously now positive he's a boyo! One of our silkies we're not sure on the sex, but we're pretty sure the rest are girlies! Anyway, our cock has started attacking the girls, 2 In particular, and holds onto the feathers around their necks and heads and sort of shakes them and pulls them! The girls obviously cry out and one of them, the not sure Silkie and his/her sister Silkie are very nervous and skirt around the edges of the run to avoid him! One of our other pekin girls sometimes pulls their tail feathers or has a peck at them too but not as aggressively as the cock! He's also started to peck my husband and I if we need to get into the coop/house for any reason! We have handled them every day since having them, so they're all happy to be cwtched! Can anyone offer any insight into why he's being so aggressive and what we could do to stop this behaviour?