I don't know a lot about chickens since these chickens decided to live in my barn. There is 6 hens and one rooster. I let one of the hens raise 2 chicks, really good mother. The other day the rooster decided to rape her and force her leave her chicks by following her non stop and not let her near the chicks. the babies are 5 weeks old totally confused. I got them to go into the barn where I have my two 7 week babies in a coop. The mama started about a week ago to sleep in the barn with them with her babies. How do I protect them and why did he do it? I don't even want to let my 2 girls out and roam I don't want them raped. Like I said their not tame but they lay eggs for us. Do the hens need him since they now roost here? I would love to get rid of him since he also crows non stop but my husband likes him and I wouldn't be able kill him or even catch him anyways. Why did he do it? She was so upset. Another question, he forces them to also lay go lay eggs and when their done he rapes them. I say rape because they run from him and don't seem to like it, so violent and I wouldn't be able to stand for it to happen to my girls.