Yesterday afternoon after leaving the coop to take in a bag of food, I was met outside the door by our Buff Orpington roo who promptly attacked my leg. (He was out free ranging with all the hens) I kicked him aside but he got up and came at me again. This time he landed about 3 feet further than where he landed before. I figured that was the end of it until he thought he would give it another try, so again, another boot. I started up the path to the house and sure enough, here he comes again. He is either a very slow learner or he really thinks he can kick my butt. We have two roosters one of which will be going away very soon (the Americauna) has attacked our 3 year old daughter, so the buff, who had not been a problem until yesterday was the lucky one to stay, but now I think they both might be stew real soon. I'm not sure what I did to piss him off since he has never done this before but I don't think he will be getting any nicer in the future. I wanted a rooster around, but I was wondering if 23 hens would be better with or without a rooster around. Are there any benefits of having a rooster other than to fertilize eggs.