I know this is going to sound like a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway because I don't know the answer! I'm new to chicken raising. I got my first chicks in March and they are now 8 months old. I thought I was getting 4 pullets (from a bin at Tractor Supply) but ended up getting one rooster and three hens. I didn't want to keep the rooster, but didn't know what else to do with him so we just kept him. My chickens are in their coop/run for the better part of the day. I let them out to free range for about 3 hours every evening before they go to roost. The rooster has gotten progressively mean…he's attacked several people now (including my son) and while he hasn't done any serious damage, he scares the heck out of my kids. When I go out there I always have to be on guard because he watches me like he's just looking for his chances. The only reason I haven't gotten rid of him is because he does such a great job of guarding his girls when they're free ranging. But I have somebody who is willing to take him, and I'm contemplating it. I have no attachment to him whatsoever, but I worry about the hens. They've not known a world without a rooster looking after them. Will they miss him? I don't mean to say that in the sense that they would miss him like people, but would they not monitor their own behavior as well without him? Just wondering what to do with him.