I’ve read a lot of posts here and elsewhere about aggressive cocks and cockerels. Rather sadly in my opinion, I’ve read a lot of responses along the lines of show him who’s boss. My view is, if you want to be the boss then you need to be able to do what the boss does. Can you fertilise the eggs of five hens each day? Will you be there every day and every night? Will you escort the hens to and from their nesting and egg laying sites? What about giving them the best bits of your dinner? Can you get the hens to follow you? Are you prepared to die for them? Of course, you won’t get bored and wander off when they have a long dust bath. Are you going to dig for treats and give them to the hens? How about breaking up their fights? Can you see that hawk in the trees? What about that weasel over there in the bushes? Can you get the hens to accept you as boss? Yes I know you can kill the cock…. He’s still the boss, he’s just the dead boss.