I have a EE rooster, he's about 10mos old and 14 hens all of mating/laying age. He's always been middle ground aggressive-wise. He was ok till about 4mos when he started showing aggression toward my kids (no I don't allow them in the yard with him) every time he saw one of them. Flogging at the fence, biting. He's only moved to flog me if I go to pick up or pet one of the girls and they protest. When I'm in the pen with him or they are free ranging he ignores me and dh. However, even with 14 hens he's tearing up their backs and the wings on one girl as I noticed the other day. I've got saddles on half of them now. I purposely doubled the # of hens to try to make it easier on all. Is this normal for a roo with this many hens or is he over mating them? When I let them out to range for an hour he'll do his best to mate all of them, some more than once. I've read over and over that by this age he should be calming down but it seems to only be ramping up. If I'm on the outside of the fence where he knows I can't "get" him, he repeatedly crows over and over and if I move too fast near the fence he flogs. He's been my only rooster experience, so I need some advice from the seasoned members please. Is this dude going to calm down or is he looking at a cold and frosty future?