I have some pullets that are just at 3 months old and some that are 2 months old. There is a considerable size difference in them so I have them in different pens for their safty. My husband decideded it was time for the older ones to go with the adults we have since some are as big as them. Well, he placed them all together and the rooster then tried to mate with the younger girls even tho they are not laying eggs at this point. Needless to say....mama hen...me, as these are my first babies I raised from day old intervened each time I was there and saw it. My babies looked so scared and tramatized I could not stand to leave him in there and removed him. My husband said it is just the nature of things and to leave them be.....I told him there was going to be rooster noodle soup if he, the rooster was not removed, soI got my way. Long story to ask did I do the right thing? When will my girls start laying? And why would the roo want to mate with babies that are not even laying at this point? Thanks.....as you can tell I was a little stressed about the whole thing....Maybe I need to go on vacation when the girls need to be put back with the roo so I don't have to see them being raped by the roo.