Hi All, We're new to raising chickens. We have 2 hens and 1 rooster, about 10 mos old Barred Rock who are free-range during the day and locked up at night. We also have 2 mini donkeys, 2 pygmy goats and 3 dogs on about 4.5 acres. Up until recently there was sweet harmony around here, but the rooster is starting now to terrorize everyone. He never attacks us (humans), but he seems to have singled out one of the little goats. Chases him around every chance he gets, poor thing. He's attacked each of the dogs (who are smart enough to keep their distance now), and this morning he attacked a donkey who has a big scratch on his mussel. He's a very good protector of his girls, but he's often very rough with them too, and dominant over the food in the coop. He even tries to dominate the goats' food when I feed them - I have to pick him up and move him away. In the evening, I try to let the girls in the coop alone for a little while to eat before I put him to bed. He doesn't like being separated from them and paces around the coop, but if I let him in there too, all hell breaks loose and the girls get beat up. I'm assuming this is typical rooster behavior? Hormones kicking in? Any advice? I really don't want to get rid of him, but I don't want the other animals to suffer or get seriously hurt.