We just had a big adjustment with my flock of chickens. We previously had 2 known roosters and 23 assumed hens (although I have never gotten more than 11 eggs in a day). The 2 roosters had some problems and after 1 of them became aggressive to my kids we decided he would have to go. The night before we took care of the mean rooster I had brought the nice one inside because of an injury. Overnight he started crowing, which he hadn't done before...but clearly he thought he was the top cock at that point. So the next day we removed the mean rooster and put the nice one back in with the hens. Previously they didn't really have any problems with him, but they mostly rejected his advances and would give their loyalties to the mean rooster (who was dominant, just to be clear). Now that he is the only one he is trying to get things going with all of the hens, and some of them still want nothing to do with him. He is usually pretty nice but he seems to be very hard on the hens, especially if they don't cooperate when he is trying to mate one. Yesterday I am pretty sure he hurt one of the hens by ripping her comb when trying to hold her down. I have 5 white hens so I am not positive it is the same one, but I have seen him have difficulties with a white hen who squawks and shrieks and tries her best to get away. He is kind of a big rooster and he doesn't seem all that coordinated and will step all over them and push them down, etc. Is there anything I can do to help this situation? I dont think the rooster is trying to be mean or hurt them, he is just trying to do his instinctual duties. I have seen him "dance" around them but it doesn't seem to help. I would leave them be but I am worried now that he has really hurt one of the hens. I would hate to give him up because he is the last rooster and is truly a nice one. But I dont get why they are having such issues. It has been about 1 week since the mean rooster has been gone. Is it just a matter of time for them to adjust? The chickens are all approximately 6 months right now. Thanks for any help!