Oh good gravy. I bought two silkie hens and a rooster this sunday from a lady on Craigslist. I bought the rooster bc she said how protective he was, and i thought 'ohh goody!! If the owl comes back then he can save them'. why did i listen?? He IS protective, of himself and his girls. but he just seems to want to go around and pick fights. the day i got him i let him out of his carrier and he just went from rooster to rooster trying to beat them up. I kept trying to stop him by kicking them apart. but i finally had to isolate him when he ended up with a bloody eye and patches of blood on his feet and wings. this morning i thought i would give him a second chance so i let him back out. as soon as he was out he went straight for the biggest rooster we have (about four times as big as the silkie). Knowing that would be the end of him I picked him up and put him in a little separate run we have so he can still scratch around but be safe at the safe time. (and so he wasnt alone i put his two girls with him since he likes them) how am i supposed to get him to stop?? If i cant break him we are either eating him or selling him. Im not gonna breed him bc i dont want those aggressive traits passed down. in the meanwhile, we are getting a separate coop from a guy in westphalia. it will hold around 10 chickens. brand new coop he built and was pretty much giving it away. my dad comes home with it tonight and they will all go in there. it has a cute little run and everything. but another question i have: I hatched out 8 chicks two months ago (but i lost one to an owl ). I dont think they are big enough to put in with the big chickens so do u think it would be okay if i put them with the silkies? I want them to be able to get out and peck at stuff in the day (right now they are in a big brooder). This whole situation is messed up .