I'm sad to say I had to euthanize my roo last night. Even though I didn't like him much I was still really busted up about it. We purchased 6 chickens straight run last september and ended up with 2 roosters. I knew at some point I'd have to choose. After we picked the kinder more gentle rooster the other one was banished to the basement. I didn't know what to do with him. Anyways, he was fine for a long time but somewhere along the way he started getting a very bad pecking/aggressive habit. He started biting me whenever I came near him and would charge me all the time. I didn't do anything to him to provoke it, I found it really strange. So I tried desperately to find him a new home, posting on craigslist several times until I was flagged and removed, asking friends and neighbors, calling farms in the area, calling animal shelters, calling the SPCA, calling the 4H club, asking the breeder to take him back, posting on the COOP Philadelphia mailing list, on and on for months. Finally he started biting my wife in the face and we decided it was time to put him down. I setup a dry ice, c02 method and I think it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I couldn't bear to cut his head off because even though I didn't like him he was a pet and my wife loved him. We put him in the gas chamber and he struggled for air, suffocated and then made a loud gasp as the air finally left his body. It was horrible. I figured everyone here would understand. I just feel like I'm not sure I did the right thing. I don't understand why it's impossible to find a rooster a home. NOBODY and I mean NOBODY wanted him. This brought me to tears and I didn't even cry at my great grandparents funeral. I figured everyone here would understand. Telling anyone else you get the response, " but ... it's only a chicken man, who cares"