This may seem silly to a lot of you, but today my husband and I have to cull our three Brahma Roosters and needless to say, I am NOT looking forward to it.... in fact, I think a root canal would be more appealing. We tried for weeks finding new homes for them, but no one seems to want Roosters that crow. I have never killed anything before, aside from a few snakes and the kamikaze rabbits that dart in front of my car on our country road. I know this is a must, for the good of our flock, its just going to be really hard. This is our first flock, we have 4 Brahmas (1 buff laced and three gold laced) 3 of which are Roosters, and we have 4 Ameraucana hens, that just started laying. The roosters have become complete terrors, eating all of the feed and not letting the hens have any, doing their mating happy dance every few seconds and harassing our hens, (especially the little Ameraucanas) so badly at times that I think it is affecting their laying. So, culling is definitely what needs to take place. It's just a shame because they are such gorgeous birds! I really wanted to save at least one to mate with my sole Brahma pullet, Reba. The problem is that I don't want to keep him with all of the girls and I am wondering if it is good to just have one rooster by itself all the time, except for mating of course. Any ideas? The one I am thinking of maybe saving is darn near 11lbs, over twice the size of our Ameraucanas... He could really hurt/kill them, even with their saddles. Does anyone out there have a roo in their backyard flock? Do you keep it with your general population? Is it worth saving one of mine? We really would like more brahma chickens and it would be nice not to have to pay $20 a chick plus shipping and wait until April until our breeder starts supplying orders... All of the Roosters are so sweet, they have all been hand raised and will sit on your lap for hours if you let them. The aggression that I see is towards the hens, it's not all of the time, but it is there and it worries me. The Roosters are all 6 months old.