I came home this afternoon to find my rooster in fairly bad shape. My boyfriend said he was attacked by his 8 hens. They had torn out most of his tail and rear feathers and he was bleeding quite a bit. I found a pecked out egg in the coop and we do have one broody (albeit very young hen), but I'm not certain he is the culprit. The entire flock is only 6 months old and in the hens defense, he is not a gentle rooster with his ladies. Any ideas on why this happened or if they'll accept him again? I have him isolated to recover at the moment.