I'm new to owning chickens and could really use advice from experience flock owners. I currently have: 3 four month old roosters 1 questionable four month old (looks like a rooster, doesn't crow, and is mounted (appropriate term?) by the other roosters. What might this suggest? 2 three month old hens. All of the 4 month old birds were raised from birth together. The two hens we got approx 1 month later. We are finally at the point where they are all in the same coop. The girls are terribly scared of the roosters- often hiding, fearful of coming out of the coop, and very skiddish around us. Initially we thought we would let things unfold before determining what to do with all of the roosters. We figured if they all get along, we might as well keep them. However recently things began to change- one of our roosters immediatly runs towards you once in sight and starts aggressively pecking at your shoes and pants. He is starting to break skin if he gets ahold of your hand. Another rooster is pleasant, likes to be petted (sometimes held), but is being slightly bullied by the dominant one. I fear he may start to "change" on me and pick up these aggressive habits. The third is not aggressive towards us, but doesn't like to be touched. He has a very dominant personality without being aggressive, but also lacks interest in people. My concerns are: - that the hens are being dominated by all of these roosters and are never going to become comfortable in their enviroment. Will they continue hiding and running from everything and everyone? They have access to 2 acres with a garden and rarely utilize it. - that the roosters become increasingly more aggressive and I'll lose any chance of keeping my one guy "friendly" with people. Should I: - only keep the friendly rooster? - keep the friendly rooster and the indifferent dominant personality? - keep the friendly rooster and the questionable "looks like a roo but doesn't crow and is mounted"? Please note: We plan on getting approx 20 sexed chicks in the upcoming spring. So it may be good to have more than one rooster once our flock is that large. I would GREATLY APPRECIATE any and all feedback that experienced owners might have on how to best handle this situation. Thank you very much in advance!