I had a mean Rooster that I had to cull. I hated to do it but I could no longer keep him around. I tried to reform him and let him know that I am the alpha roo but he would just come back attacking me. I could handle him though he bothered me but he did not scare me. He also has started crowing all hours of the night and I live in a residential area where I am not even supposed to have chickens. The final straw came yesterday while the chickens were out free ranging in the front yard. A Girl Scout was walking down the street selling cookies. She was on the other side of the street when the rooster took off after her trying to attack her. My 14 year old son saw it happening and ran outside in his socks and chased the roo back into the yard. I have been trying to reform this rooster for awhile now but that was it for me and him. I am worried that he would have hurt someone or even worse a child. I could not rehome him, who wants a mean rooster that crows all night? I did not sleep at all last night knowing that I was going to have to do this dirty deed today. I could also here him crow at 2:00am, 2:40am, 3:05am, 3:20am, 4:00am......... I finaly got up at 6:00am and went out to check on them. I have no problem hunting animals but it was emotionally difficult for me to do this. I guess it is different when it is something that you feed and take care of everyday. I am confident that the deed was done quickly and humanely. I also did it away from all of the others so that they did not have to see. That was probably me just putting humane emotions to chickens. I have two 12 week old Jersey Giant roos that as of right now are sweet as pie! I just hope they are able to learn that I am THE ALPHA ROO!!