Chickens hens eggs chicks

By Woodman on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 - 12:32am


We keep a rooster to help protect the flock and to allow us to occasionally incubate abd raise a batch of chicks.  "Rooster Jr", our current guy, is really rough on the 9 hens.  He doens't seem to have a favorite but rakes the feathers off the backs of them all.  So far now I put him in his own coop separate from the hens.  Any solutions or suggestions.  I've put saddles on some hens in the past when they got mated on too much,  but doing this for the whole flock doesn't seem to make sense.