I have a cute young Bantam rooster that has recently picked up a bad habit. He doesn't normally pick on or get rough with the hens, but lately he's been mean to one particular hen. After keeping an eye on him and her, I decided to put him in a large solitary confinement if you will.... He continually chases the hen and she just sits down and takes the picking on after she's tired of running all day. The rooster makes all kinds of fierce, LOUD aggitating noises at her when she ignores him. He occasionally grabs her at the back of the neck and almost throws her around ! I REALLY don't like THAT ! He has recently added the bad issue of picking at her comb. Not really bad yet, but am sure that would be next to follow. Should I keep him in solitary confinement ? Many animals have personalities, some being smart. I don't know a lot about the mentality of Bantam roosters, except for the fact I have another one who is a super sweetheart and loves personal attention from me. LOL SILLY QUESTION (I'm going to ask it anyway, it's ok to laugh) What are the chances that Rodney (naughty rooster) understands WHY he's by himself ? LOL Do you think this behavior will stop ? And, should I keep him in solitary confinement or just get rid of him if he starts it up again ? Rodney has been separated for 2 days now. I want to give him another chance... His separation pen is huge and has everything he needs, just not close companionship of the flock... PLEASE, what are your thoughts ? Thanks in advance !