This is crazy! I have a very mixed flock. I have 2 hens that live in a small coop they are several months older then the 6 hens that live in the big coop but when I put them together the older ones won't even let the younger ones in the coop for food. The question is I have a rooster who lives with the 6. He keeps grabbing at the Red Orphs and I found him totally on top of the white Easter egger. Was he trying to mate or was he attacking? I pulled him out and now he is living in a guest room of the small coop. He is really gentle with people He just grabs at them and olds on!! And they cry! Am I being the wimp. I know the pecking order is natural but I am so afraid of drawing blood.