that we need to say goodbye to our rooster!... also please help convince me. Our 1 yr old Maran roo has gotten aggressive. The poor guy has been through A LOT! He lost his entire first flock (that he was raised from a chick with) to predators. He survived a bear attack for goodness sake; From which he got an injured leg and became known as the "pirate rooster" due to his severe limp. He has now lost half of his second flock as well and the remaining hens from this flock have just started laying. So I can understand his aggression and I am truly attached to the noisy guy... But, I have two kids and he attacks them! He went after my 1 year old when she was in the yard and has now gone after my 3 year old twice. He doesn't show any aggression toward my husband at all, but the guy HATES me. I mean he really really dislikes me. I do not fear him at all when I am alone, but when I am trying to wrangle my toddlers in the garden I do feel nervous that he will go after them and I am sure he senses this. He jumps at me through the fence and if i swat at him or shoo him away he just continues. He even tried to get after me today in the window of the coop when i was opening up the door for the morning. My kids dont understand why they can be in the chicken run anymore and why their "pet rooster" is mean now. I couldn't stand to eat the guy now, as he was raised as a pet and we are attached to him, but i think we should relocate him. My husband wants to keep him, says that we just shouldnt let the kids go in the run ( we put them in an enclosed run to protect from predators after so many loses) but I think that is sad and I miss socializing with the hens!! What do you all think?? its obvious right? the boy should go. Edited to add; thank you all for your input. You solidified what I already knew to be true. I will be posting up a flier at the feed shop to relocate the Roo. If he doesn't find a new home soon then he will have to be put down. A spring approaches and the kids will be in the garden more and wanting to interact with the hens more we just can't risk his aggression being taken out in them! I don't need to convince my husband anymore. He said he didn't realize it worrie me so much and that when i lay out all the incidents of Roos aggressive tendencies there really is no denying that he is a danger. He agrees we should give it a short amount of time to see if we can find a new home for the guy and if not then he will put him down... Also I posted (post #8) that the rooster is completely locked away from the children at this point and has been for some time now. I'm rather looking forward to being able to comfortably interacted with our sweet hens again without any worry for the children. 2nd EDIT- Update; We found a man in our area who rehomes roosters. We are dropping Phillbert off tomorrow.