Hi ! We have, I know, too many roos for too few hens, 3 roos and 8 hens. The reason I bought 3 (it used to be 4 until we ate one for Christmas ) is because I wanted to pick the best one or two for breeding. This is all new to me but I have read Harvey Usserys book. I am looking for a calm, gallant, friendly roo to pass on his genes. Harvey mentions many things that you might want to look out for in roos, but the one I like the best is, does he dance for the ladies as a sort of invitation to mate. I saw one of my roos do this recently, well I think its what I saw! Yesterday that same roo pecked my husband. Now I am not about to cull a roo just because he pecks someone once, but the roo we ate for Christmas was culled, as I couldn't even go in to tidy the chicken shed without being worried about being attacked. My question is am I kidding myself that I am going to find a non aggressive roo in my flock if I have that ratio of roos to hens ? In other words perhaps they can't help being aggressive as they are stressed ? Oh I didnt mention, they have 18 square metres (yards) available to them and they are all about 6/7 months old. Thanks.