Does anyone have an ideal flock with good relationships between the rooster and his hens? My rooster is fantastic at guarding his girls but is a little too active in the mounting department. The hens backs were starting to show wear so I trimmed his nails and spurs. He was still doing damage so I changed tactics. Every morning for the past month he is let into one run while the hens are let into adjacent run. They see each other all day and do interact. At night after the girls have gone in the coop to roost I open his pop door and he comes right in and jumps on the perch and settles in for the night. Even though I get out to the coop to let everyone out by 6am there are still problems. The hens stay on the perch because they are afraid to jump down to the coop floor. One in a while one of the hens will be in a nesting box but you can tell she was roughed up that morning. Does anyone have a rooster with hens and the hens are still fully feathered and fluffy and not looking like they just went through heck or is that just for pretty pictures? If anyone has any suggestions or advice I would really appreciate it. One more thing. How will a rooster act towards chicks when my broody hatches her eggs?