Ok....so I can't think of any more polite of a way of saying it. We have 6 hens and 2 roosters (one older, established, and good for the girls and one that's a year old and waiting to go to auction). Recently 5 of our hens got broody and we got tired of trying to break them. We free-range our birds and so flushing them out of wherever they are trying to hide can be a full-time chore when they get that way. Plus we have a huge coop and not very many birds so we figured "what the heck...let them have their chicks". One consequence of this decision that neither my husband nor I thought of is that now we have 2 increasingly frisky roosters and only one hen who doesn't have a brood of chicks following her around. The poor little girl was attacked by an owl last year and lost an eye in the ordeal so she (in my opinion) already has a rough enough go of things right now without the two boys constantly trying to mount her. They don't seem to be overly aggressive with her when they do the deed but they are wearing her out and she has started losing some feathers on her wings and neck from them constantly holding her down. Any advice on this? I was wondering if maybe pinless peepers on the roosters would help to keep them at bay for a little while? Based on our previous experience with a couple of our older hens, they are getting ready to ween (I don't know if that's the right word or not) their chicks probably in a couple of weeks...maybe a month, I'd say so, hopefully, we just need a temporary fix. Has anyone had this problem before?