I have 1 Light Brahma roo and 9 hens, all standard size. My roo, Butch, is a big guy, haven't weighed him but I'd say around 10 pounds. He is the sweetest thing to his people but the hens I'm not so sure. He wants to mate all the time starting first thing in the morning. The girls all know there are treats waiting for them in the morning, if it's cold, warm oatmeal, if it's not cold, bread and scraps. Butch has annoyed the girls so much that they won't even come out to the pen for their morning treats and if they do, they grab a bite and RUN. I now have 4 hens with feathers missing on their backs and another that is starting to lose her feathers. Is he overmating with them and should I remove him? If I do remove him, when is it safe to return him to the pen? He is very protective of the hens and when I let them out to range, he always keeps an eye out for the hawks that frequently hang around just waiting for him to slip up, but so far he's done his job, so I don't want to get rid of him. My roo and hens are all the same age, about 7 months old. Out of 10 hens (1 roo and 1 hen are in a separate coop, they had issues!) I still get 6 - 7 eggs a day so they aren't stressed to the point of not laying. What concerns me is their lack of feathers and the cold weather. Has anyone had similar issues and how did you solve them? BTW, my hens are Dominques, Cuckoos, EEs, and Light Brahmas. In my opinion, the only hens Butch is evenly matched to are his kind, they are big girls too. They don't seem to mind him as much as the other hens. Help!