I recently put a six-month-old rooster in with three one-year-old hens that had been with another older, aggressive rooster for several months. They seem determined to make this young rooster's life miserable; they won't even let him feed or drink, and they make him sleep in the drop pan under their roost. He just doesn't seem to want to try to defend himself and cowers in corners or wherever he can hide from them. Meanwhile, I let him out to feed and water him; also, I've removed the meanest hen. He did well with one when I removed two hens temporarily, but when I put one back he had trouble with two. Q: Will he take charge when he gets older? Q: Has anyone ever had a young rooster that didn't "take charge" eventually?