OH MY WORD. I just made the connection between you on here and you on Backyard Chickens. O.O I was reading all your stories about Derp awhile back, laughing like a loon, and I didn't even realise that that was YOU. *mind blown*
Oh goodness my chickens do the same thing! We have 3 roosters( which is terrible) and every so often one rooster will save a hen from another. Though before they became big boys, the hens used to just slap them around any time they used to get any funny ideas.