Ok I had a broody hatch a few chicks. One turned out to be a really stately pea combed Americauna/speckled sussex cross. I planned to keep him. So last night I took my 5, 5 month old chicks to the hen house after everyone went to bed. The timed light comes on at 3 am so I trugged out there to check on them to make sure that they were not killing each other. This darn rooster got attacked by the hens.....so he attacked them back big time!! I put him in a wire cage so they could only see one another. I went back to bed. In the am I went out and fed everyone, I left him in his cage. This afternoon I came home from the feed store and noticed the hens no longer showed interest in him so I turned him out......He immediately attacked the hens like a cock fight not like breeding way. There was blood so I took him back to the rooster pen. Then it was home sweet home? With roosters? All is well there. The 4 other young hens had no problems, a small peck then they run off, thats it. He seems a bit to aggressive to the hens maybe later things will change when he matures. Funny in the cage he would scratch and alert as if he found them something to eat, but look out he is a fighter.