Well "rocky" the barred rock turned out to be a roo. He is the 2nd biggest in the bunch and mean as all get out. Jealous too. When we come out to the barn, he starts crowing and picking on the other chickens. Once we leave he grabs a chicken by the neck and stomps it a couple times till it squalls and lies down. He then rips a feather or 2 out of the bird and walks off to pick another fight. The other subordinate roosters have started duplicating his behavior today. I think we are going to have to go Soprano on ol Rocky. I know he is just claiming his harem but he is going to damage one of the birds and give disease an opportunity. Any issues with removing the dominant Roo?