last year i had a rooster out in an 8x8 coop with three other roos and 4 hens.. they were just fine till one day in the middle of winter i found one roo all bloody and cowering in a corner.. figured the other 3 got to him. so we brought him in and healed him till spring when we built another larger coop 12x16 and gave him 21 new girls for himself... well i just went out there to feed them and there he was all bloody again.. his comb keeps getting ripped. same as last year.. this time i saw him bowing his head and a few of the hens were pecking at him his comb and drinking his blood.. my little vampire chickens.. why is he gentle? it is like he doesn't mind? is he so below everyone? i see him mating with the girls but then i see this? i don't understand. any ideas? he is a big roo.. rhode island red and sweet as can be.. i guess he will be in the house again this winter.. ugh.........i could put him in a cage in the garage so he stays used to the freezing weather but i am afraid it will start all over again..suggestions? when we had all the babies in the house this spring he was in with them and no problems ..they were facinated by his big comb though and kept jumping up to grab his wattles and comb.. they were like 3 weeks old then.they are 9 mos. now so should have been over that i would think..