I have a blue copper maran rooster that has matured and become a wonderful gentleman for my flock. He's protective of the hens, calls them over for treats and is the first one out and last one in to the coop. He is also very good with me. Never flown at me or acted aggressively in any way except for a few little mating shuffles. The problem lies with my children. He has flogged my 5yo and my 3yo both. It's only happened once in 7 months (both just recently) and they share the yard daily. Do you all think this warrants him getting the boot?? I not favoring my rooster over my children by any means, but I wouldn't be surprised if the kids asked for it (throwing walnuts, chasing hens, etc). I just feel bad, b/c the kids are terrified now if he's even in remote proximity. Thoughts??