Hi. I have a rooster who is becoming agressive and I need to know if I'm on the right track with what I'm doing. First of all, all my chickens are pets. I can't cull them - if anything, I would try to re-home my roo if it gets too bad. BUT my children and I are VERY attached to him, even if he is fresh. I've read other posts about agressive roos. I will not allow my 6-yr old in the backyard alone if Henry (my roo) is out of his coop. I can't take any chances with my son getting hurt. I don't turn my back on him - ever. I have learned the hard way that this is when he is worse. My husband, 13-yr old and I will pick him up and carry him around when he is agressive. We wait until he relaxes, lowers his head and closes his eyes before putting him back down. Sometimes I don't have time to wait for this to happen, and at those times, I'll hang him upside down until he "submits". I try to not make any sudden moves around him as well. Is there anything else I can do? Are we doing anything wrong? We never wanted a roo - one of our "hens" turned out to be a "he". But we all love him very much - he is a part of our family and I am trying everything I can to make this work. He is still young and his spurs are still short. I also read about trimming those and will do that when they get longer. Will he "calm down" when he gets older - or will it get worse? Thank you for any advice you can give me.