I have a GC rooster, and 3 GC hens. The hens are sweet as pie. The rooster however is wicked. He is a great "leader" and the hens seem to enjoy his company and trust his direction. I am the one that feeds, waters, and cares for them the majority of the time. My husband occasionally will do the "chicken job." I realize the best place for a mean roo is the soup pot. But the prob is that he is only mean to ME! He is almost friends with my husband and allowed my 4yr old son to pick him up over the Summer, although I will not allow my child near him now that hes developed a bad attitude. This roo sneaks up behind me, spurs me, floggs me and chases me. I will not go to the coop anymore without a broom to swat him. Hubby had the idea that its not me but the broom he wants to attack. So, against my better judgement I went out today (with hubby) and no broom. The rooster chased me across the yard and whooped me, with no mercy or letting up even after he got a boot to the face. He spurred me and tore my pants and even broke the skin on my leg. So lovely husband came to my rescue, and picked the roo right up and carried him back to the coop. the rooster jumped up onto his shoulder like a parrot and sat down! He greets my husband and even strangers like hes trying to make friends. But at the first glimpse of me, he puffs up and gets...cocky...no pun intended...and starts slamming into the run like he wants to kill me.So.... 1. has anyone else had issues with a mean roo that only hates one person? Is it because Im a woman/hormones? or because he can sense my apprehension? 2. is there anything I can do to change this (Im guessing no, just slaughter him or get rid of him) 3. We were going to hatch chicks in the spring, and I said I'd let him live long enough to procreate, but I dont want to breed a "replacement roo" thats just as mean. I would just as soon buy a batch of chicks and hope for a gentle roo in the mix. Also, someone told me that ALL roosters get aggressive at some point, and its best to only keep 1 roo at a time, for no more than 6-8 months and then slaughter him and get another roo. I cant believe thats true, b/c I have heard of ppl having a "pet" roo that is several years old, and nice as can be. A friend of mine from childhood had a 12-yr-old roo named Mr. Jing-a-ling and I remember him chasing and retrieving a ball we would throw as kids. He wound up dying of old age and the family was saddened by his loss.