We have two roos almost 5 months old. They are buddies and roost together, seem to get along. Barely fight and it's not aggressive really. 9 pullets hang out with them. They have a large indoor pen in a barn and can roam out in a large run. We also free range them daily. Well I guess the hormones are kicking in. Out of nowhere, one of them started flogging my six year old son. He just stood there shocked. I ran over and kicked at the roo, but he didn't let up. I yelled at my son to get away, then run, and the roo chased us to the door, ignoring my attempts to kick him away. I was angry and wanted to give him away but I am too wimpy to kill him. Since I told my son to stay away from him after that (while we are hurrying to find him a new home) everything seemed fine. Then we were all out walking around the property and the same roo came at my son. My husband was on him so quick, had his neck down on the ground with his boot, I thought he was history. My husband was waiting to hear back from someone at work to see if they'd take him, so he let him up and of course the tough little feathered brat was only embarrassed, not injured. It's snowing here, but my son of course wants to play outside and I don't relish the idea of a roo or two running our homestead. Should I put him on Craigslist (free)? I'm not into spending the loving time with him rehabilitating him, unfortunately. Then we were working in the barn a few days later. My son was out riding his bike, and we hear screaming... look out and see my son running across the field with the OTHER roo running after him. But just chasing him, not jumping up with flapping wings or claws. Like I said, I'm a wimp. I actually got attached to the roo ("Butterscotch") that we witnessed chasing my son in the yard. Now I'm even hesitant to be around them. Would it help to just find a home for the seemingly more aggressive roo, and give the other a chance to see how he behaves, or should we just get rid of both as soon as possible? Will the hens become more aggressive if there are no roosters around? One roo appears to be a Partridge Rock/ Rhode Island Red mix. He is beautiful. And my heart belongs to ... Butterscotch, the one I thought was a tame sweetheart .... He is a Buff Orpington, perhaps mixed with RI Red.