Instead of writing some rambling paragraphs, here are some of the main points about my problem: Who: Big ol' buff orp roo (Buster) vs slightly younger, very fast on his feet, much smaller game roo (Sir Pecksalot) ~19 hens What: sudden upset! Sir Pecksalot gave a great and terrible chase to Buster. Found Buster cowering under cardboard in coop corner. Pecksalot has absolutely taken over as top dog. The problem: Buster is exiled. Won't even approach flock. Hens turn their beaks up at him. Has taken to overnighting in the pole barn alone rather than get beat up again in the coop. Was seen fraternizing with a male field pheasant and ate breakfast with the cats Probably contributing to the problem: Cold IL winter weather A recent move to a 10 x 8 coop instead of a 20 x 40 garage with attached 20 x 40 run The coming-of-age of Buster's son, who is already bigger than Pecksalot but doesn't know how to rooster yet I'm not going to eat anyone sooo would you.... Leave Buster in the pole barn, alone and downtrodden, until spring when you can expand the coop and add a good number of female chicks? Force him to integrate and accept his new lowered status? Do nothing and let him figure it out on his own? I might add that although they have several brush-covered acres to roam, the chickens have lately been too chicken to adventure out, and even on nice days are spending their time standing in the doorway of the coop, looking out into the world like 'Nope.'