I kiiled my RIR rooster, Rudy. He tried to attack me 2x this morning. I looked at my hens with their bald little heads and bald backs and decided that it couldn't continued this way. He had access to 10 hens, and he had 5 of them very tattered, and the others were on their way to looking as bad. He would run them into the fence chasing them! I still feel horrible. It's way too quiet without his crowing. I want another rooster that isn't such a savage, but I don't ever want to have to do this again! Maybe I'll just stick with hens.