Hi, Some of you may remember my old thread about my aggressive cockerel Asparagus? (you can see here https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/786119/aggressive-cockerel) After reading it yous will see how stressful it all was for me. It was such a big decision to get a new boy, but I decided to get one and I really regret it because I'm scared of what he might do. He is a Jersey Giant and was bullied in his old home. This is what I have posted on another group: So new boy is ok so far. He started mating some of the hens in front of me so I walked over and he got off and walked away. I'm desperate for him not to turn aggressive and he is about the same age asparagus was when he turned. Was it right of me to stop him mating or will that make him worse? He also moved out of my way when I walked directly towards him. I was giving the girls some hand fed corn and he came over. Not sure if it was to eat out from the hand, to attack me or he just wanted some. Either way I didn't risk it because when asparagus did that he flapped at me and I was kneeling down so was close to my face.