Hi all, we've had 2 roosters for a year (my daughter's pets, one is a small golden, the other seems to be a jumbo), and got 8 jumbo hens to keep them happy. We still haven't moved them all in together, but tried having them meet a few of the hens by putting 2 hens in with each of the boys. I'm a little traumatized by the mating process! One of the boys is so aggressive, when we introduced him to two of the hens he stripped their neck feathers overnight. Will he do better with more hens in a bigger cage (when we move them to their coop), or is an aggressive boy likely to do this to all the girls? The girls are about 3 months old at this point, are they just too young for these older boys? Is a rooster's mating ever too aggressive? I'm worried for the ones he tore up, they look terrified, even after two days away from the rooster. Let me know what you all think, should this rooster be banned from the girls, or should he get the majority of the hens to himself (maybe 5 for him and 3 for the other rooster, and we'll keep them separate, because seeing his aggression I am thinking he would still want to kill the other boy). We are also thinking about giving the girls another month without the boys and helping them beef up a bit to see if they fare better next time.