Hi all. Don't post here much anymore but always come here when I have a chicken question like I do now. Are all roosters inherently mean or ornery? It seems as though I never get a nice one but instead get ones that are always interested in spurring either me or my son. Most recent case in point: the latest one that we allowed to live at our place was a barred rock guy that got mixed in with our pullet order last summer. After a few weeks when I realized she was really a he, I decided to give a rooster another go. He was generally pretty good with me. We had our moments, but after a couple of dressings down and "talking to" sessions, he started to respect me. He seemed pretty nice, always came to have a little scratch with the girls, and was a pretty good protector of his harem of 22 girls. My 3year old son was a different story. A week ago when we were out back doing something together, I saw the rooster try to spur him out of the corner of my eye. I had a chat with him and decided to give him another chance. Saturday it happened again, and he was gone before I could get ahold of him. At this point my son was terrified to go out back where the birds are, so yesterday morning I went out with him, caught Mr. Roo, and had a little talking to with him and my son. All seemed fine until about an hour later when he went after my son again. That was his last chance, and he's now hard as a rock in our freezer. That's a long explanation to get to the question about whether or not all roosters act like this, or do I just get the bad ones? I wouldn't mind keeping one around, but it seems the ones we've had have all been like this. Do I just pick the wrong breeds, or are all roos just ornery?