Hello, perhaps some of you have had this problem, I have eight hens (two Barred Rocks, two Easter-Eggers and four Buff’s) and one very big Marans Roo, all are about eight months old, their coup is 60 square feet, their primary run is 800 square feet and their secondary run is 1500 square feet. I use their primary run when everyone is away from the house and let them out in their secondary run when we are home, because the secondary run does not have any overhead protection from raptors and the primary run does; in any event, I think that’s enough space for them. Our problem is cannibalism; specifically, our hens are tearing out the feathers of our Roo, he has lost his feathers from between his wattles and is bleeding slightly, also he is feather legged so the hens have picked out some of his leg feathers and one of his toes is bleeding too. What’s infuriating is he lets them do! He’s a huge Roo far and away much bigger than the Hens. He’s a good Roo too, he has no problem mating with all of hens, he breaks up hen squabbles if they get out of hand, he gives the Raptor warning when they have fly-overs, he always tells them when there is something good to eat, in all ways he is the boss but, he will stand there and let them peck his sore spots! They have plenty of food & water and eat practically all our table scraps. I know most of the reason why chickens cannibalize one another and will act accordingly; however, why does HE let them do this? He is the biggest Roo I’ve ever seen and he’s not people aggressive so I would like to keep him. But if he’s not going to stick-up for himself I don’t know. Many thanks in advance.