Where do you buy the hen saddles? I need one. My rooster was raised indoors, away from the hens. His StepMama nearly pecked him to death right after he hatched, so I had to rescue him. The StepMama still doesn't care for him, though she will allow him to co-exist peacefully in her presence now. That took a long while to achieve. But when he tries to mate with her, she lets him know in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS, that that is not allowed. Another young hen of mine is a Sebright Bantam, too small, and he hasn't tried to mount her, though he has chased her and done his strut dance by her, but I think he knows she is just too tiny. Another young hen is about his size, but she doesn't seem interested in him. I have not seen him mate with her. He has done the strut dance at her side, though. The third young hen is smaller than the one just mentioned, and she will submit to him every time, and just dusts off her feathers afterwards. She doesn't seem to mind mating with him. When he was mating with her the other day, their StepMama came up and tried to push him off her and pecked at him. In my opinion, it is the hen who chooses the rooster, not the rooster who chooses the hen. I think my rooster would love to mate with all 4 of these girls, but only the one, the most submissive, allows it. She is also the smallest of the 3 normal-sized chickens, and maybe her smaller size is an advantage to the roo? She is easier for him to dominate, size-wise. I worry that he will overmate her. I think I will buy her a saddle. Do they come in various sizes and styles? Anyone know of some good links? She is on the small size, and will be 20 weeks old (5 months) next Tuesday. Could I confine the roo for a few days at a time, so he doesn't wear her out, or would this tend to make him become frustrated, testy, and mean? If I can confine him, how often would he need to mate with her to stay happy and healthy? I have no idea about these things and can't seem to find any concrete answers... Should I buy him more hens, in hopes some of them will be romantically interested in him? I worry about introducing disease to my flock this way, but I also worry about the one hen being overmated, and the rooster being unhappy if he can't mate her as frequently as he would like. Are there some breeds of hens that are more receptive to roosters than others? Thanks for your help.