I have been dealing with a rooster that has been good to his flock, protective and attentive to his girls, but aweful towards people. Last night was the last straw. My kids, ages 2 and almost 4, were out playing with the chicks and feeding the flock. Maynard, the roo, was out running around like normal ignoring us. I turned my back and he snuck up and kicked my two year old in the face. We were lucky he didn't take out my son's eye. My son got two black eyes and some scratches on his head. First off, I feel aweful that I didn't see it coming. Second, I should have seen this day coming and did something about it sooner. After checking on my son who was obviously terrified, I decided to cull. This was VERY trial and error. Lets just say that next time i will use an ax. I hope some mothers out there learn from my mistake. I'm pretty shook up over this and went to bed with a stomach ache. Thanks for your support. My little guy is doing well today, just bruised up.