Our rooster is seeking out and brutally attacking one of our hens. We have 13 hens and finally raised a rooster who is gentle yet protective. We also have 25 chicks that are 7 weeks old (and living in the same coop) and he is gentle with them! Whenever he sees Cocoa, he runs accross the yard and grabs her and flings her. This has been going on for a while and now she is so scared, she hides in the chicken coop and won't come out and free range! I'm not sure what to do, we need him as a protector and Cocoa is a great hen! I'm worried I'm gonna find her dead when we open up the coop in the morning! My question is, if I separate him out for a few days, will he "get over" his aggression? I'm tired of getting rid of roosters, we finally raise one who is good with my kids, dogs, and chicks then this has to happen!