I did a little post about this last night but I'm new to the chicken thing so I had another question... We have a flock that is 13 weeks old, 2 roosters (maybe 3) and 7 (maybe 6) girls. The roosters for sure are silver laced wyandotte and austorlorp. The questionable one is a Buff Cochin as it is not crowing, is the same size as the female, but it has pronounced wattles and hasn't crowed yet. I did see it try to mate her and others last night though.... I guess the Roos have discovered the joys of mating and I know this is normal but how much harrassment is normal? And will this get better once mating is old hat? This past week they will not let the girls out of the coop into the run and the run is a nice size. It is also starting to get pretty hot out and I don't like the idea of them being stuck up on their roosts all day for fear of mating. We have decided at least one, if not both of the known roosters are going. If the Buff Cochin is indeed a boy I figure he'll be more on the friendly side since that is their temperment. I do like the SLW and had originally planned on keeping him but if he won't let them out either well I just don't like that. Last night I watched my Buff Coching boy/girl go to grab and mate my Buff Cochin girl. The Austrolorp didn't like that so he chased him off and got on her, then the SLW didn't like that so he did the same. She was trampled on and stood on and stepped on and at the end of the actually fast venture she was left with her head down hiding. I actually thought she was dead until I went over to check on her because she wasn't moving. Then I picked her up and took her up to where I was hanging out and she stayed there all evening. A week ago free ranging they would all hang out so nicely outside. This week I had to shoo them out of the coop and all night long the girls just wanted to get away. Crazy boys and their hormones!