Hi again! I have 1 rooster and three hens, they are all orpingtons and about 10 months old. I know these numbers are wrong but it was intended to be a pullet and ended up being a male :/ We are very attached to him, however, just today I saw him mating the hens for the first time and it was horrible. He was pulling hard on their feathers and trying to jump onto their backs and they were screaming and running around - it was quite upsetting. He is after one hen in particular, chasing her without stopping. We are planning to get three more hens in March and for now letting him spend only one hour with the hens and putting him into an adjacent run within sight of his hens. This will take about a week though. When I'm around and he chases them I hold him still or pick him up, is this the right thing to do? Is this normal behaviour for a rooster? Also, I'm worried with even three more hens he is still going to excessively mate his 'favourite', he's practically ignoring the other two! Also, they are not laying eggs yet. THanks!