Well I decided to get my first rooster a couple of months ago to cover my hens. He is a blue wheaton ameraucana. He was 3 months when I got him and he should now be 5 months. He had been severely picked on when I bought him, all of the feathers on his back had been plucked out by other birds in the cage with him.I had already made up my mind that I wanted a blue wheaten roo and I was at this breeder's house looking at a showgirl when I saw him. He is not show quality and I'm sure the breeder had no use for him wich is why he was put in a pen with alot of aggressive pullets and roos. She sold him to me for 5 dollars and mostly I just wanted to give this poor guy a good life and I wanted a roo to breed more Easter Eggers so it was a win win. especially for Charlie. Well charlie is so much better, his feathers have mostly grown in and there is a slightly younger EE pullet that is his girlfriend, but the other 9 chickens are a few months older and Charlie seems to be at the bottom of the pecking order. He runs in and grabs food or treats when I throw them out, but is very afraid of being attacked by the older hens. Will this go away? Is 5 months still too young? Is he scarred for life? He has not started crowing yet. Well I know that was a lot of background, but if you have any ideas on how I can help Charlie or what to expect from him I would really appreciate it. Thanks.