I recently lost my rooster Charley to a hawk attack in my backyard. He has been with the hens since they were only a few days old and was definitely their protector. Ever since his death, the hens have seemed very skittish. They used to roam the yard freely but now they hide near a corner of my fence or near my back patio door. Even when I go outside and try to coax them to other parts of the yard, they stick together and stay in their little hiding spots. Do you think that all of this is a result of being scared after losing the rooster? Does anyone know if this behavior is temporary? I would be willing to get a new rooster if it would help the situation and make the girls feel safer, but I don't want to make things worse by introducing a new bird to the flock.I feel like they are just as sad as I am about losing Charley!