I'm so torn. My roo, an overly hormonal and agressive 7 month BO, instills fear in everyone. I have to make the decision to keep or get rid of him before someone gets seriously hurt. In my heart I know what I need to do but I count on the boy to watch for predators when the girls are free-ranging and I'm afraid that the social dynamics of the flock will change radically when he goes. My flock of 11 (10 hens and 1 roo) have been together since they were each only 1 day old so their sociology is deeply forged. Please share your flock experiences after deleting the roo--- and tell me how your free-ranging hens do without an overseer. I would like to thoroughly think this through before taking any action and am looking for any feedback or suggestions. By the way, as far as preditors are concerned, the array consists of hawks, coyotes and coons as well as the occasional loose city dog. I look forward to your responses.