I have a broody hen, she has sat on eggs for awhile now and just had three of them hatch. Here is my dilemma, my neighbor's has three roos, they did have nine hens awhile ago but they were all killed by a coon. Anyway the only three they have left are the roos. About a month ago, my broody was setting on her eggs in my coop, and I heard her screeching in terror. I heard thumping and all. I thought a dog got in there. I went to the coop, and there were my neighbors roos, literally attacking her. See, I let my others free range thru the day and leave the run open so they can get in and out as needed for water and such, that's how the other roos got in. When I say attacking I mean it. It didn't seem like trying to mate, they were pecking her and pulling her feathers out. I have one roo but he was free ranging with the other girls far off from the coop, other wise he kicks their butts when they mess with his girls. This has not stopped. We finally made a seperate enclosure for her and the eggs so they are safe. But she will want them out with her soon and I think the roos will kill them. These roos are mean. They roost on top our fully enclosed run, they practically live here. My husband is VERY annoyed. If we leave the run open they come in and eat our food, it REALLY aggravates my hubby. So now we have to keep our run shut at all times. Many neighbors have complained about their roos. My questions is, why do they go after my broody like that? Is it because they have no females? They fight over my females, literally pulling feathers out of them each trying to get a turn. They said they aren't buying anymore chickens until they get a better coop, but in the meantime their roos are really hurting my girls. One of my girls was chased so much she hurt her leg, limped for like 3 weeks and could not outrun them, so she was constantly mated. We had to keep them in their coop because the neighbor roos have taken over my yard. We find them in our garage, pooping on eveything. UGH! So my hubby wants to kill them, but I keep talking him out of it because they are not ours. Sorry for the rant, I am really frustrated because my chickens can't even enjoy my own yard. I really would like to know why they try to attack my broody, and will they most likely kill the chicks if they get to them?