I have a small flock of 3 roosters and 2 hens. I know that the ratio is off. But we bought these as day old chicks in April. By the time we figured out if they were roos or hens... we were in love with all of them and it was too late. My buff orpington roo has been the dominant roo the entire time. The other 2 roos are laid back and I have never had any issues between any of the roos. I have noticed lately that buff roo is VERY aggressive with my two hens. I don't know how much is normal behavior but it seems to be too much. He is pulling out feathers and pecking them from head to toe whenever he can get close enough. He is grabbing their heads and wings and tries to shake them to pieces. Everyone is flying up into the trees or flying out of the fenced in area and not returning until dark. The buff roo is very heavy and can barely fly. Lately he has been acting very aggressive towards my children. He has not gotten close to me, but he has jumped on my 7 year old and gave her a big scratch on her back and pulled her hair. Sunday he jumped on my 3 year old and hit her with his wings. Neither of my children were bothering him or any of the chickens. They were simply passing thru the backyard on their way to the barn or garden. I decided to add a few more hens. Bought 4 hens, approximately same age, over 2 weeks ago and they were kept seperate from my flock. The last couple of days I have been moving their crate closer to the backyard. Yesterday, I actually set their crate inside the backyard. The buff roo was reaching thru the cage bars and grabbing body parts and giving them a good pinch. They were going crazy inside the crate. I grabbed him and locked him inside my a-frame. I ended up letting the 4 hens out of the cage trying to calm them down. My RIR roo came out of nowhere and grabbed a hen by her wing and tossed her around like a rag doll. I grabbed him and tossed him in the a-frame too. My other roo and 2 hens came to check out the newbies and they are all fine together. They are all together in the fenced in area and have not made any effort to fly into the trees or out of the area. They all slept together in the coop last night. The 2 roos are still in "jail". Is that normal roo behavior? Should I have left them to sort out their pecking order? I don't want to put the roos back in. I will have to either re-home them or add them to our menu.... His behavior is probably not going to improve, right?