When we bought our juvenile chickens, 2 hens and 1 rooster. We noticed that the rooster didnt have many feathers on his butt the lady said the hens had been caged and was bored and plucking his feathers but would stop as soon as they were free to roam. That was 4 months ago and they are still peaking his feathers. They are starting to lay eggs now and we are hoping to have some babies but dont think the rooster gets close enough to the hens due to the plucking. Any help we can get is greatly appreciated.