My rooster Licorice just got 6 hens. He didn't have hens for a few months, so I rescued him a few. Luckily, even though he only has six Licorice is a very nice boy and tries not to over-mate. Anyways, since Licorice is such a nice boy, he isn't standing up for himself. All the hens, mostly a hen named Lavender, keeps pecking at his feet. They are pecking his feet because he has feathers on his feet, and sometimes Licorice pulls them out (He pulls them out with his beak when he is bored, and sometimes they just come out if he steps on them..) and when he pulls them out his feet bleed a little bit. Do you think that Lavender and the other hens are attracted to the blood? Because thanks to the hens (mostly Lavender) his feet are very very bloody, so I had to put him in a coop that was empty. Is there a way to prevent him from pulling out his feathers, and for them not to bleed and such? If not is there a way to prevent pecking? Do you think after keeping them separate for a few days they will stop? Thanks! This is a picture of Licorice: (In the picture he had no hens) Oh and I almost forgot Licorice and his girls will be free-range in a few days or so.