I've been paying special attention to the behaviors in the flock now that the roos are fully grown (eight months), and I've noticed some surprising things. If I put a treat down, the roos stay to the side and let the hens have most of it before they jump in. They are all the same age, so it's not a seniority thing. It's been very cold, and I'm bringing them cooking oatmeal. I put it in two pans and save some in the bucket. The roos will come and take it from the end of a long wooden spoon, and seem to actually prefer that. I had four of the five roos eating oatmeal that way today. When they clean each other's beaks, it looks like they are kissing. Cute. But just as I was about to leave today, I saw a roo standing perfectly still while a hen carefully picked the oatmeal that was stuck to his wattles. This went on for several minutes and he never moved a muscle. The family dynamic seems to be growing very strong. We disposed of two of the more tempermental roos (roo soup and roo and dumplings), and these five are very protective but haven't been noticably aggressive. Anybody else notice things like this?