The two might not be related but I figured I'd post it all up anyway. After going back and forth with one of our hens it has been decided that she's an outcast and will never be able to re-enter the flock so we'll be eating her. Now our rooster has apparently decided that another hen who used to be on top of the pecking order also needs to be voted off the island and he's ostracized her. The second hen came to me this afternoon as if she needed some human attention so I picked her up and petted her for a little while before resuming my wood cutting. The rooster jumped on her and she came running to me and settled on my boot. Odd for sure so I picked her up again and she settle in as if roosting on my forearm. After putting her down again the rooster grabbed her by her head and tossed her several feet away from everyone else and then on his way. Several minutes later I look up and he has mounted the cayuga female that we have..... no idea why he did so. No real questions in that post. I just needed to rant for a second. This next week we'll be processing the two hens that have become outcasts.