Ok I have a handsome, handsome roo who is so rough with the hens. He is HUGE and my hens are not really. They are supposedly New Hampshire reds. Anywho to tell you how bad things are in an hour time frame while we sat in the yard he was on them at least 30 times. There are only 4 hens. He is so dang rough too. They were finally looking pretty ( when we bought them they were a tad rough looking and skinny) and he has them all rough looking again. Broken feathers, bald heads, and so nervous. They surround him when outside the coop so they get it even worse then. Its horrible. Our roo that died was not like this at all. He was protective of them, and he got on them too but not like this. Will this boy ever calm down. My husband is taking this very personally and is ready to pull out the axe. He is not up to tolerating him abusing our hens this way. The hubby is not really fond of the hens but the roo really is that rough. Chris got super upset and sat in the yard tonight giving the roo the evil eye and going after him if he even looked like he was about to jump them again. So will this roo calm down, can I calm him down, or does he need replacing? Is this normal? Will more hens make the situation better. Bigger harem, less time to torment the individuals Here is a pic of my boy.