Melvin's two boys are fairly nice, but Trouble's boys are getting mean already. Trouble was a 1 year old barred rock rooster. Who flogged me several times and left scars on my leg! >:| After my mom finally believed me, after Trouble flogged her, we took him to an animal auction and he went for 8 bucks. Trouble flogged me for the stupidest reasons too. I just walk by him, flog. Or my foot goes in front of him, flog. I'm getting scratch one day for the chickens and he's right behind me, so when I turn around he flogs me! Gawd it hurt too! Glad we got rid of him, though we should have got rid of him right when he sparred my leg the first time. So that's Trouble's behaviour. We got Melvin shortly after getting rid of stupid Trouble. Melvin is a light sussex. He's not aggressive and he's younger than Trouble, so he got used to us. Melvin is a wee bit flighty though. About 3 months ago I put 5 eggs under a sweet broody and viola! Melvin's children.. So I thought.. Three are Melvin's, two are Trouble's. Melvin's boys like I said are well mannered, although I'm aware that may change when they hit puberty. And Melvin's daughter is good too. One of Trouble's boys looks just like him. Same coloring, yellow beak and legs, and brick red comb and wattles. I'm concerned about him. Especially since my mom wants to keep him =_=' When I shovel in the yard with one of those things... Er looks like.. Handle, then the other end has a shovel and a claw (whats it called?). If he's right behind me he raises his necks feathers at the handle and pecks and starts to spar. He flogs the little birds that fly into my yard. What's worse is that all of them are killing the birds that fly into the yard, my mother and I have witnessed it. Kinda weird... They eat em' afterwards.. So is this roo gonna end up like Trouble?