Well, the time has come, our formerly sweet 2yoish RIR Roo, Big Daddy, has taken a turn for the worse. He chased and attatcked my 4yo daughter today Ended up booting him across the yard, chasing him around the house with him running for his life, and finally caught him and he spent a little time being involuntarily submissive. Talked it over with the kids, and they both agree, off with his head. Not being ready for processing just yet, I set him back in the yard with the girls, and he will be dealt with as soon as I get everything ready for processing. A few weeks ago, he made a "pass" at DD, and she gave him a wollop, this morning, he did it again, with me right next to her, and he got shoved away as I proceded to move with a purpose, in his direction, and I angrily stomped after him for about 5 minutes, around the yard. Now this He just went bad, it seems within a few weeks.... Maybe he's younger then I was told? We've had him and the 5 girls since July. I dunno what his deal is, but, my children come first, and I've got a bunch of chicks, about 15 packing peanut roo's plus some from both hatchery orders I can pick from, when the time comes, to be the flock protector There are 5 hens that I bought, along with Big Daddy, in Mid July. I'm thinkin they've all been together at least a couple years, I was told they were all about 2yo. So, they're more then likely pretty attatched to him. I AM worried about how they'll react when he's no longer there to keep them "in line" and be the leader. There's one, my best lookin girl, Grumpy, that is constantly by his side, and the most attatched. What can I expect? Is there any way I could help ease the grief? I thought about rehoming him, but, a Roo that goes after kids, does NOT get a pass in my book. Its too bad, he is a beauty.