I decided to get a rooster for my 6 ladies awhile back. Got him at 16 weeks old, he's about 22ish? weeks now. Needless to say some overzealous mating has been going on, particularly to one hen who's becoming bare backed (saddle ordered and on the way). I would kick him off the girls when I let them freerange (only 2-3 hours a day) as some people do, simply because it is SO FREQUENT!!! I worry that I don't have enough hens, and also about my bare backed hen who is so sweet and it ticks me off how he's after her all the time! I know that is "what chickens do" but since they are my pets, I'm wondering if I should get rid of him? I've had him separated for 2 days now waiting for my saddle, and I feel bad for him because I'm not sure what else to do... He is not mean at all, not particularly friendly either but huge and beautiful. Any ideas much appreciated!