I have raised chickens for about 6 years. I've always had a mix of standard and bantam hens. The only roosters I've had, have been bantams. There's always been a king of the coop. And the other rooster or two was hatched and grew within my flock so there's never been an all out blood bath brawl. Well we have always been able to add new hens here and there with no real problems. And predators here and there have rotated my flock. I was down to 4 bantam hens 2 bantam roos and 2 standard hens. Well my bantam rooster has been around breeding 4 generations and the other roo is his bantam son both the epitomy of a rooster. Very good boys that watch over and care for the girls. However with the 4 gen inbreeding i decided it was about time to cull the king. Someone was getting rid of her gorgeous flock of standard hens 22 to be exact. All different breeds. And 1 black maran rooster. He also a fine roo. Well I waited til dark to put them in the coop. Let them out in the morning no problems. Everyone ate together. Five hours later the king bantam and the big maran roo decided to squabble. The bantam started it. The maran was barely fighting. Just pushing him away. The bantam roo was bloody. The maran untouched pretty much. So I ultimately knew I wanted to cull the bantam roo anyway. So I did. Thinking my other bantam roo whose always been the peon wouldn't really do much. I was wrong. A few hours later the bantam decided he was king with the other roo gone. So he decided to fight the Maran. Again the bantam bloody the maran... not. The maran really is being very considerate. And yes I expected a pecking order king of the hill squabbles. But my bantam is not giving up. So I separated the bantam. But I really want to keep him. I do not know what to do. Just let them duke it out? Will they eventually sort it out? The size difference is a concern. I'm also wanting the bantam roo to keep with my bantam hens. Is the big maran going to trample my little hens? They are completely free range and cooped at night. I have 26 hens total. Advice please!!!??