I mentioned this on FB when BYC was down, but I need to still vent. The beautiful roo that a fellow BYC'er graciously gave me, has become aggressive to my kids. I'm so sad, I really like him. When she gave the roo to me, this person did say that if for some reason he did become aggressive (I was worried about it), she would "take care" of it for me. I don't have the heart, or nerve to cull a chicken. I'm so thankful that she will do this for me, but I am so sad that it has to be done. He's the perfect size, 1/2 Silkie, and 1/2 Americana bantam, and absolutely beautiful. He is just fine with me and my husband, so far, which makes it harder. Unfortunately, he has attacked both of my daughters on more than one occasion. It seems to be more when the girls are holding one of the hens. My daughters have kicked at him when he attacks,(my oldest, who is almost as tall as me, actually kicked him square in the chest just as a reflex when he attacked.)Unfortunately, it didn't phase him. I purposely wanted a Silkie mix, so as to avoid an aggressive roo. I've thought about rehoming him, like on Craigslist, but knowing he is aggressive to kids, I'm not sure I would feel good about that. I'm just so sad about it. I tried not to get attached to him, in case it didn't work out, but obviously I have become attached, a little. This just sucks!!!