I am a fairly new chicken owner and I'm not sure if what is going on in my coop is "normal" or if I need to do something. Quick info: I have a 8x10 coop with an attached run that's more than twice that in size. I have 12 chickens in there all between the ages of 15-19 weeks old. 4 of them are roosters with possibly a 5th. The chickens are all different breeds including 2 silkies (one for sure roo and the other is the one that I'm not sure about). The problems: The 3 roosters that are crowing crow ALLLLL day long. And to make it even more fun, sometimes they are crowing in the middle of the night! I live outside of town on acreage so it's not that I worry too much about it but these guys are LOUD and CONTINUOUS! And I do have neighbors that so far have been kind enough to not say anything or throw rotten eggs at the coop. Is this amount of crowing normal? Also the silkie roo is all of a sudden awful! Just the meanest little thing, not with me, but the pullets. He is bitting them, chasing them to peck them and is so bad that 4 of the girls have now taken to rarely leaving the roost. Mixed in with that is the head roo, a cuckoo marans, who comes flying to where ever the little silkie beast happens to be bullying someone, and of course goes after the silkie. I understand and appreciate him doing that but then the marans turns on the poor pullet and bites at her too. Normal? The final problem is the other silkie who has today decided that he/she is going to puff up like an electrocuted cat when two certain pullets are within his/her reach and just go after them. Biting and hanging on, chasing and pecking, and drawing blood! Finally one pullet had enough and they both went after each other with their necks all puffed out and flying at each other. What in the world is going on in my coop? I have another very small 4x4 coop that houses 4 laying hens that I got this winter. They were my first chickens and I thought it was all so wonderful owning chickens that I decided to get more early this spring. The big girls are just so calm and gentle with each other but the young coop....not so much! Crazy! I'm really thinking I have too many roos and can't wait until they grow up more to decide which one to keep. Correct? Too many hormones flying around? Can someone give me some clues as to what is going on? Am I doing something wrong? I'd appreciate all advice or correction. I'd like this to just go back to the fun "chicken t.v." that it used to be instead of this awful horror movie. Thanks.