I have calmed down, and had a chance to think things over. I have decided to give Wilbur, my rooster, a second chance. He was quite respectful yesterday. I guess my tantrum after he spurred me made an impact. Thanks Rooster Red for the link on roosters. I will follow your suggestions, and try to shape his behavior. He is darn near impossible to catch during the day. Does taking him off the roost in the evening still count as carrying him around? I plan to take him up every night and carry him around some. Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions on this. Another learning experience with chickens.