I have had chickens for quite a few years now and have never had the issue that I have now. I have a 3 year old Americauna rooster that was hatched on my property. He has been the man of the flock for 2 years now and this year during the moult he was allowing the hens to pick at his feathers. So bad that I had to separate him because he was starting to bleed. I kept him in a run adjacent to the main run until his moult was complete. I put him back in and he does his dominance dance around all the hens but then the hens actually go looking around his tail where they were pecking at him during the moult. They remembered and then one or 2 will come up and peck at his feathers and he allows it. I don't understand why he stands there still as can be and allows them to peck at him. Any ideas? He is definitely master of the roost because they will crouch for him to mount them but then after he will allow them to peck at him. He is a beautiful rooster and very fertile i would love to keep him but if he keeps allowing them to peck him until he bleeds I can't.