Or little flock consists of two roosters and 9 hens...Our roosters are flat wearing out the hens. Every hen has a HUGE bald spot on her back. A) Is there any way to stop this other than removing them? Our rosters are REALLY pretty and we don't want to have to get rid of them... We tried just putting them outside of the coop but they freaked out and tried to get back in all night. B) Someone from church said the rosters are "bored" over the winter with nothing else to do such as worm/insect hunt and they'll calm down once the weather and bugs come back. Any truth to that? C) How long (if ever) does it take for the feathers to grow back? On another note...Could I leave eggs in the boxes and the hens hatch them or do they have to be incubated? Some new chicks wouldn't be a bad thing.