I have one "Easter egger" rooster that has became a problem. He about killed one of my hens by excessive mounting and I had to take her out of the pen and bathe her because him mounting her had pushed her into mud and her feathers were CAKED in mud/poop. Well she got her strength back and today i put her back in (after being away from them for 3 days) and he mounted her two or three times in a row. He also treats the other hens like that but seems to favor this one. Well, i took him out of the pen. My question is, would he survive fine if i just release him? Or should i give him to a friend and let him become dinner? I really don't want to send him off because he's actually a really pretty bird. I just don't want him to get eaten by nature after being out a few days. We have one chicken hawk but we rarely see it and one dog but he stays tied up. We also have 15 acres of land so maybe he won't go to the neighbors house. But anyways, I'm really leaning towards letting him free to be a "full time free ranger."