We've only had chickens for 18 months or so. It's been a crazy journey for us so far and we've lost more chickens than I care to count! We're stable now and have a great, safe run and coop for our current 12. We free range when we can be outside with them. Everyone (knock on wood) is healthy and seems happy. Everyone is young, so we are only getting one egg a day. Last year, we had a silkie roo that was sweet as pie that was killed by a hawk when he was free-ranging. He was a doll and gave me confidence to get another roo. So, this winter we got a little trio of chickens- 2 pullets and a little roo. That little roo was a terror! He was flogging my 4 year old daughter and got her good.... even without talons. We were all scared of him- the ladies, too. THANKFULLY, a local woman took him. He was not a good fit for us. We couldn't catch him to pick him up, so rehabbing him was not an option. We've been very happy for the past 5 months WITHOUT a roo. So quiet and no screaming ladies. (as an aside, we saw him this weekend while visiting his new home and he was GIGANTIC! He is an ancona- very pretty- and he's not shown any aggression at her house. He may have needed another roo to show him the way.) Currently, we have 6 chickens that are about 10 weeks old- all bantams- and 6 standards that are just about laying age. One of the bantams, a polish, is a roo. We started to suspect it about 2 weeks ago, but the crowing this am confirmed it. He's TINY- like the size of a dove at this point. He's easy to catch, but is not friendly. He's been challenging the dogs and the cats, but they don't care about him. He's also been challenging some of the older hens, but again, no one seems to care. So, my question is, do I rehome him NOW? or, do I wait to see if we can tolerate him? For me, the advantage of a rooster is the warning that he provides. But, a polish roo? He's not exactly a rocket scientist. Just looking for some feedback- realizing that I am a WIMP!