Hello, this is my first post so to everyone. We have just purchased some property and I have placed an order for some chickens from McMurry. This will be my first experiance with chickens and I have been reading this site and one of the things I have noticed is the problem some are having with mean roosters. I have a ten year old son who loves animals and I am concerned about him. I love the look of roosters though and they seem to help the flock from predators and such. I won't need the rooster for fertile eggs, so I was wondering if I had a rooster fixed, would that stop him from being aggressive toward us but still keep the good qualities? If anyone has anythoughts on this, I would love to hear them. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.