I have several roos in my flock, and for the most part, they were all fine together, except for a newcomer BO (2 yrs.) who I keep in a separate pen with his 3 BO hens. Well, a couple weeks ago, my favorite roo, a barred rock cross----King Strut----was overthrown by my 10 mos. old Ameraucana, Peter. Now, another roo, 8 mos. old Araucana, has started joining in on the attacks. I am now keeping the 2 younger separated from the rest of the flock, as the hens seem to really prefer the older roo, and besides, he IS my favorite-------I just remember when I first got him how cute he was stamping his feet at me before he was even completely feathered out. My question is, will he still be protective enough of my hens----say, if a hawk should appear or something? He cowers in a corner of the coop whenever the other roos come after him. So, would you keep him and get rid of the others, or keep one of the other 2? I will be able to keep at least one of the other 2 if I sell my ducks (which I am trying to do for various reasons), because that will free up a pen.