I have the meanest rooster. i got him off of craigslist when he was 4 months old. he's 6 months old now. he took to being the top dog (so to speak) because all of my other chickens are only 4 months old - so he is 2 months older and huge compared to the other 10 chickens i have - all standard breeds. i have 2 other roosters but they have been raised with the hens that i have from hatch and they are all very pleasant so far. this rooster is a black austrolorp and he has taken to kicking and just being extraordinarily mean to everyone any time we go out to the coop - to feed them, to put them up for the night, etc. we can not turn our backs on him. i cant have him hurting my children. i dont want to admit this but he has to be but down. how do i do that humainely, or rather how does my husband put him down humainely?? we have tried everything and he isnt understanding that he cant be mean to us. i have no clue about butchering chickens and i have no problem putting him in the stew pot, but what do i do? help please???