I guess my pullets are getting older. I was feeding the gang their evening treats last night when my sweet roo grabbed a girl and tried to mount her. As per BYC consensus on making a good rooster, i reached over and pushed him aside. Then I backed him up and he accepted a tummy rub. My daughter was irate "Why did you hit the rooster?" I explained that was how you train him to be a good boy. Sigh.