I've had problems of late with my one rooster and I've come to this forum for help and was given lots of advice. I've tried several of the things consistently (i.e., picking him up and carrying him around, booting him in the chest, booting him in the butt, tweaking him from behind) and as of yesterday, nothing has worked to change his behavior. I've been going into the run with a broom so that I could keep him at a distance.....except yesterday. First thing in the morning he was fine. When I went out to collect eggs.....GOD!! He came after me and I kicked him, he just kept coming after me. He attacked me 5 times and I kept kicking him to try and keep him away. I finally got so mad at him that I left the compound and went and got my broom and immediately went back to him. The broom....he's afraid of and I kept poking him in the butt with it and kept him separated from the girls. He finally got to a location where I could pin him down with the broom and he just laid there. Then I picked him up and tucked him like a football and he put his head down completely on his own. I then put him up in the coop and locked the door and kept him separated for about 10 minutes. I was really afraid I kicked him so much that I hurt him internally. GOD......I felt horrible and still do. I'm almost afraid to go out and let them out this morning.......I hope I didn't kill him by being mean. I know he's just a chicken but my chickens have been treated as our pets and this behavior I've displayed is really not something I'm comfortable with. Nor am I comfortable with his behavior. I guess I'll call a butcher and see if they'll cull him for me if I need to have that done. I've been so hopeful and guess I still am this morning. I'm sorry to unload here but I just need a place to talk about this where people may understand. I just have such a heavy heart.