I have 5 hens and a duck. I just got a silkie rooster. He is about 5-6 months old. I have not heard a crow from him yet.... As soon as I put him in there my girls started growling and all went after him, before I could grab him all the girls had a beak full of fuzz. So last night I put him in the coop with the girls- in a large dog carrier so maybe they could get used to the sight of him. I let the out this morning... the a couple started ganging up on him again. Am I doing this wrong or are they just jealous of how pretty he is??? I am about to go to work and I dont want to leave him out and come home to a bald silkie... so I put him back in the kennel in view of the hens. i am new to this and any help would be appreciated. I dont know if they are doing this because he is a rooster... but I plan on getting a few more hens and I dont want to go through this everytime. I want to be more prepared. THANKS!!!