I have a mixed flock: 3 Buff Orpington, 6 Partridge Rocks, 2 Columbian Wyandotte, 1 Partridge Cochin, and a mutt rooster. The BO's are the oldest by a couple of months, I'm not sure how old the roooster is-he was a gift-but he is probably younger than the BO's, but older than the other nine. The rooster has always preferred the company of the BO's, but he does associate and take care of the other girls-with exceptions. There are maybe 2-3 of the Partridge Rocks that he actively harasses. Today, I watched him chase a hen away from food. I understand the whole pecking order concept, and do not interfere with the girls' social order, but this behavior from the rooster seems out of line to me. Has anyone else had a rooster act like this? The rooster is NOT the friendliest of birds-he's fine with me (I pick him up or walk at him to make him back down when he gets uppity), but has tried to attack my DH more than once. Does anyone have any thoughts? I'm starting to think he needs to be gone!