We have 9 chickens, last spring we got a straight run of 6 chicks to add to our existing 3 (we lost 6 to coons ) we got one roo out of the group, he's a beautiful Easter egger but mean as all get out. He's comes after me in the morning when I let the chickens out of the coop in the morning and for the last week has been picking on my head hen Tater Tot (she's a Buff Orph). I found her last week in the far corner of my yard hiding in the ivy with her comb tore up and bloody. I took her out of the corner and set her down in the yard, as soon as he saw her, he came running over and she ran off back under cover. I had to jump in his way so she could escape. My daughter found her the day before tucked behind the the nest boxes on the ground. I have her in isolation so her comb can heal and I can find out what to do with our roo. Ive never had a rooter this long (our last roo was an Easter egger and mean as well, he clawed me up good when he was still youngish so I got rid of him real quick) So I have no idea about rooster behavior at all. He chases all the hens around and he can be very brutal to the other girls too but this just went beyond anything that I've ever experienced. I'm thinking of putting him in isolation for a few days when my Buff is better too. We don't want to get rid of him if we can avoid it, any advise would be appreciated! Any any info on proper rooster behavior would be welcomed too!