We have 23 six month old chickens, five of which are roosters. Two out of our 5 bantam roos are aggressive toward me and my daughters, who are 3 and 6. One especially, our blue cochin bantam, Smokey, seems to pick a fight - even if you're across the yard, he may come over to take some whacks at you. He and his best bud, Sugar (a bantam cochin also), even tag team up; however, they have never once attacked my husband. I have been more and more irked by this behavior, thus feeling like a "Smokey dinner" is in order, and today is the final straw. As my littlest and I were heading to check the coop for eggs, Sugar apparently came at my oldest daughter, doing his usual attack at her feet and lower legs (no big deal anymore to her). As I glanced over I saw Smokey go over to her, too, only this time, Smokey jumped seemingly straight up into the air and scratched my daughter in the FACE (as she stood straight up!), across her EYE, thankfully missing her eye ball, but leaving scratch welts above her eyebrow, and a bloody one (superficial scratch) below her lower eye lid. I wouldn't have believed it (the height he jumped up as well the extent of aggression- I mean, he was AIMING for her FACE!) if I hadn't seen it happen myself. I have already sharpened my knives, but as my husband and I have discussed this situation, one very valid question has arisen: will the other 3 roosters simply start behaving the same way if we get rid of one or the two "top dog" chickens, or is this behavior specific with certain individual roosters? The others are 1 bantam cochin and 2 silky roos, and they're quite docile with all of us, even friendly. Any ideas????