I just thought I would mention, I had a Dark Cornish cock out here that came from McMurray hatchery (before I bought my current DC stock), and he was a wonderful flock guardian. I hated whacking him when I did, but he got to doing sneak attacks on my daughter and me. That didn't work for me. But a couple of months before is d-day (day he got dead), I was reaching in through passed the nest boxes from the outside access to one of the small coops, and a hen squawked when she saw my hand he hit it with all 13 pounds of solid brickness. I could not move or feel my hand for 2 hours. I thought he shattered something. I was fine after I got feeling back. The moral of the story though, if you have a protective rooster around, don't go reaching your gloved hand in somewhere that it might be mistaken for a predator or rodent. I can laugh now, but that stung a bit.
The cock's name was Dumbledore, but the kids should have called him Voldemort!! Doesn't matter, cuz now he is worm food, and that was about 3 or 4 years ago.