I have a Pekin bantam roo, a year old, who is a a good little guy. He is not human aggressive and has a very calm, tolerant disposition. He looks after the hens well and even tolerates my one large fowl hen who is so dominant that she refuses his advances despite taking all his best tidbits. However one of my pullets has just hatched a single chick and he did not respond well to the chick, to put it mildly. I have to admit I had romantic aspirations of them being a cute little family, although I know to be very cautious about any other chicken around a chick and mother hen. I let the rooster see the hen and chick a couple of times whilst holding him out of reach before letting him on the ground, but he went straight in with the dominance wing dance to the hen and gave the chick a nasty peck. The rooster is now being kept well and truly away from the hen and chick. What I would like to know is why roosters are sometimes unfriendly to their own chicks. It seems to be completely illogical! Is this the norm and the stories I've heard of chick loving roosters the exceptions? And is there any way to encourage the rooster, chick and mother hen to all get along?