I will try to keep this as short as possible. Last spring my daughter ended up with three chicks from her 4-H club. I grew up on a farm but never really was too involved with raising the chickens other than just gathering the eggs. So I did as much research as I could and after one of the chicks died we ended up with one roo and one hen. Those two got along very well and we had very few issues. This spring I decided to increase our flock by buying three more “pullets” from the local feed store. As my luck would have it one of those pullets ended up as cockerel. Now we have an older rooster and hen as well as a younger rooster with two younger hens (30 wks). I tried to talk my wife into getting rid of one of the roosters but she wouldn’t have any of that. Everything was still going pretty well until we went on vacation last week and they spent several days "cooped" up. Now the younger rooster has started aggressively mating the oldest hen to the point where her feathers are ragged and missing on her back and she’s starting to do everything she can to avoid him including not going back in the coop at night. My suggestions are to get rid of the younger rooster. My wife however wants to try a couple other options. 1. Being give it time to work itself out. 2. Buy a “saddle” for the hen. 3. Get two more “older” hens. My questions are: Will this behavior change over time? Is the younger roo just being a dumb clumsy teenager and will eventually get better at this? If so, how long will that take? Is the saddle effective or just a band aide that could cause other issues and not really deter the damage? Will two more (giving us a total of 5) hens be enough to keep two roosters? Thanks in advance for your expert advice!