ok..longish story...my chickens are in my garage with a/c because my neighbour dobbed us in...working on getting the codes changed and working on getting a new property zoned ag in Ocala at the same time. The 3 silkies are in one pen (1 roo and 2 hens) that is right next to another pen (dog exercise pen 6x6) that has 2 cochin roos and one frizzle hen. The cochins seem to be doing ok (no fighting or anything) but the silkie roo is increasingly picking on his hens by grabbing top knot feathers and holding their heads down while they are trying to back away from him.....this morning I ran out just as he was doing this to a hen and he actually ripped out a few of her head feathers.. I am beginning to think a couple of things 1. They are hating being confined to the garage. I do leave the door open when there is a nice breeze or not too hot day, so they can get a little sunshine and fresh air. 2. the silkie roo is trying to keep his girls away from the cochin roos (DDs suggestion) Silkie roo no longer gets his hackles up at the Cochins and they all cuddle down at night on the floor of the pens right next to each other with only the bars of the EX pen between then (which they can fit their heads through) so I thought they were doing rather well with intergrating.... Just at a loss as what to do with Mr Silkie as I dont want him ripping feathers and hurting the girls.....any suggestions? Oh , the silkies are 5 months old.