We lost three birds to a predator a bit ago, and when we picked up their replacements we decided to get a rooster, just in case he might help protect the flock. The introduction went really, really well...no problems at all. Big Nasty (the rooster...when it comes to protection, i hope, as he is very caring and gentle with his six hens) immediately deflowered the two mature hens. Now the three are inseparable, although Big Nasty watches over all the girls. Today one of the girls found the nesting box, which has four stalls. Big Nasty couldn't stand the separation and got in the stall right on top of her. Needless to say she wouldn't lay. I drove all but the hen who was laying out of the coop, but can't do this all the time. Is Big Nasty's behaviour normal? How do I stop it?