Okay folks, I need some advice. I have 8 chickens-5 pullets, 2 hens that aren't currently laying and a rooster. The pullets are new to my flock. I got them after I had a hen die on me. To get the 2 groups used to each other I had the pullets in my large coop/run and the others in a tractor which I kept near by. About a month ago I put the older chickens/rooster in the coop with the pullets at night and hoped for the best. The top hen is a little aggressive to the pullets but nothing I didn't expect and when they are free ranging all is well. The rooster however, is still really aggressive. It's almost like he's trying to flog the pullets. As I've been watching his behavior really close this past month I've noticed his behavior with the older hens is slightly aggressive too. Not to the same degree but he does harass them enough so that they try to hide in the nest boxes. So. Maybe that's why my hens aren't laying since the one hen died? She had been his favorite and maybe he just can't adjust?? My question is this-do I keep him and try to get the two groups together or just get rid of him? Other than this behavior he hasn't been a bad roo. He's good with me but he has been aggressive with others when they wander through the yard but I always figured it's cuz he didn't know them..