I'm looking for a bit of advice.
We have a flock of seven chickens. Two Welsumer cockerels, one Welsumer hen, one Cream Legbar hen and three Black Rock hens. They are all 15-20 weeks old. The Black Rocks are a recent addition, the others we have had from day old chicks (all were supposed to be Welsumers but a Legbar sneaked in!).
A problem at the moment is one of the cockerels the under dog of the two boys is bullying the Black Rocks. Pecking at there heads, chasing them away from food and nipping/holding onto there legs if he can. No sign of blood or physical inury at the moment. The dominate cockerel is completly non agressive to the new hens. The boys also get along great between themselves. We were hoping to keep the two boys but obviously we do not want a bully.
Is this something that will improve or get worse with time as the boys get older?
We are supposed to get some ex-batts in a few weeks but I am concerned the underdog cockerel will see them as an easy target.
The chickens are free range.