Today I was in the chicken yard and I have a bantam breed mix rooster who is the same size or smaller than all of my females. This guy can have a bad attitude (even though he is spoiled and has always been more like a pet) and today he ran up and started flogging me. When this happened one of my girls (she is actually the bottom if the pecking order and the smallest female) ran over and started attacking the rooster. They were rolling around fightig and she pulled out some of his head feathers and bloodied his comb before I got them apart. I have never heard of a female attacking a rooster and was curious about this behavior. The rooster is older than all of my females. I am wondering if this rooster should stay or go. He attacks me every chance he gets. I don't want him to breed with my girls for hatching, but he was my first bird and I am a bit emotionally attached. Any advice?