I have a one and a half year old Rhode Island Red rooster named "Mac Daddy" I kept him out of three roosters that came in a straight run order last year. He has been a fine rooster, he herds the hens around like a pro and is quite the gentleman to them he finds and shares all the yummy treats and sounds the alarm when he feels anyone is in danger, he's hilarious to watch running back and fourth between his groups of hens, I think the girls love him...BUT.... he is kind of a jerk to any person who walks around the coop or turns their back near his hens and I have to hover over my young daughter who loves to run towards the chickens (they're free range so they're all over the place) and my dog fears going outside alone because he's been ambushed one to many times. I've really debated about getting rid of him but I feel bad . Do you think hens would do fine without a rooster? Should I try to work with Mac daddy will he get better with age? Should I get rid of him and try a different rooster, what if a different rooster is worse!? I'm really broken up on what to do please give me your opinions and advise.