One of our roos is a 19 week old EE. He is great with us but he is not good with the hens. First of all he chases the heck out of them. They all scatter when he comes over, they actually seem scared of him. He begins mating all right but then he starts jerking their heads around, really pulling their head. He also seems to peck them on the head (hard) before he dismounts. Real . He also seems to stay on the hen a lot longer than necessary, just pulling on their heads. After he dismounts I just noticed today the hen just lays there, for up to five minutes before she gets up and fluffs up. I actually thought he killed one she layed there so long. That is not normal from what I have seen the other rooster do. What is up with this guy? Agressive jerk or just a phase? Anything I can do to help out the hens? One rarely leaves the safety of the coop because of this and she is really missing out on all the free-ranging fun. He seems to torment her particularly. Only 3 (maybe 4) of our 14 19 week old hens are laying. We are getting rid of rooster #1 soon because he attacks people but he is very nice to the hens. They all run to him for protection and he will chase #2 to get him to stop chasing/hurting a hen, particularly the one that he seems most focused on. I thought maybe rooster #2 is being such a jerk to try to assert himself and if rooster #1 were gone he would stop this behavior???? MEN! Can't live with em, and in this case I think we could live without em.