I need some advice. Last weekend a neighbor's free range rooster came over to call. He had never been over before and was quite excited to find 7 young ladies at home with no rooster in attendance. I took me 2 days to find out who's rooster it was and the owner said we could keep him since he will not stay home anymore now that he knows about my chickens. He is a 10 month (the old owner thinks) old Asian Jungle Fowl rooster who has been living free range, roosting in a tree at the neighbor's. We have heard him crowing for months but didn't know what the situation was. He has since been hanging out with my 7 hens who are also 10 months old. They have all been free ranging during the day and at night the rooster finds a tree over the enclosed run/coop to sleep in. Things were going OK for a couple of days but then the rooster started being really rough with some of the chickens. He was mounting them and the chickens didn't seem to want him to. There were lots of feathers around and one of the chickens went into hiding for a day. Then once when I went out I found my buff Cochin laying at the base of a tree with her head hidden in the branches. Her head had been severely pecked, skin broken and blood covering her comb,one eye swollen shut, and all the feathers on her head removed. My husband and I cleaned her up and but some antibiotic ointment on it and have her in our garage in the metal cage. Luckily her comb and wattles seem to be intact and her eye, which was originally swollen shut, seems to be fine. Shortly after this before I could get the chickens back into their run I saw the rooster mount another hen and when finished he made a deliberate hard peck at the hens eye. He missed luckily. I have never had a rooster before so I don't know how rough they normally are. Is this normal? Will things settle down? I have kept the hens in their run this week and the rooster has been holding watch outside. What should I do? He is a beautiful rooster and I would like to keep him if I thought that things will settle down, but if I can't keep him I will do what I have to. He doesn't seem to have any problem with our dogs and stays away from people from what I see. The old owner said that he had nothing to do with people and he was surprised at how close he was coming to us.