Hello, I'm sure this has been asked before I tried to find the answer before posting but to no avail. We have a 16 week old Buff Orpington Rooster, Hank, who was raised as a chick along with 10 girls of various breeds. Hank, aka Rose, is wonderful with us. Well when he was 11 weeks old he charged me and I picked him up turned him upside down in my arms, like a baby, and while petting him nicely told him I was the boss and he had to be nice. Hank is wonderful with people, in fact, a little to scared of people he runs from them and just makes noise. However Hank is viscious with the girls. I've noticed when he gets upset or worried about something he takes it out on the girls. He grabs them by their necks and twists them and chases them all around the yard and in and out of the coop. He has only sat on one so far but mostly just terroizes them. The hens try to stay clear of him and are afraid of him. They won't go near food and water when he is there b/c they know someone will get grabbed. When we take out treats, stawberries(hanks favorite) or anything else he is not benevelot he picks them hard to chase them away and gobbles things up. I don't know what to do. Is he just trying to figure out the rooster thing and will grow up to be more nice. I don't want to give him away b/c someone may eat him. We are not going to eat any of our chickens...I don't believe that an animal is only useful to us for a while and then when we deem they are no longer serving us they should be killed. So any ideas besides soup pot would be appreciated.