So I have a neighbor who purged a few cockerels and I ended up with a great looking, gentle Jersey Giant. My hens were kind of intimidated at first because he is a lot larger than them. But finally my queen bee decided she was gonna take a shot at him and because he is such a softy, he just kind of ran away upon her pecking him. This gave a couple of the others the green light to go after him and now I'm concerned. I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and if he will eventually get the upper hand once he matures a bit more (he is about 5 months old) or whether this initial pecking order will impact his effectiveness as the manager of the flock long-term. Any wisdom or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.