I have a 1 yr old Roo, Mr. Ed who I'm trying to decide what to do with. He's a black sex-link. He is a good roo who tries his best to protect the gals. He escorts them into the hen house when they are getting ready to lay their egg and he is always generous with food. He started getting rough with the gals - especially 2 of the 5 a couple months ago. He roughed up their backs to the point that I have had to put aprons on them. Even their wings are roughed up. He then started to pull out the feathers on the head of one of the gals as he mated her. He keeps her down even after mating. And one of the other hens now pecks at her head too. So I put blue kote on her head to stop the habit. I also put blue kote on some of the other hens - so he learns. I know that more hens to roo ratio is better, but I lost 2 hens in the last few months - one to a hawk and one we don't know what happened. I have 10 little 4 week old chicks. Additionally, he's been getting hard to deal with when I go in the pen. I've taken to bringing the net with me so he stays away. Additionally, now that spring is here, so he has been crowing a lot more than before. I'm considering culling him since I don't really think anyone else wants him...with these habits. Any ideas or suggestions are really appreciated.