We've started out w. 9 baby chicks last spring. We found out once they got older that we in fact had 8 hens and 1 rooster. Last fall he started to get possessive over the ladies and started to attack my boyfriend, dogs and me! My poor Rottweiler is deathly scared of him as far away as he can. My English Bulldog will go head to head w. him but she returns with many cuts. I have come back from the coop w. multiple bruises and my boyfriend always manages to fight them off. He was always mean but within the last 4 weeks he has gotten even worse. We had a raccoon get into our coop and kill 7 hens . we are now down to 2 hens and Rooty (the name of our rooster). I tend to morning chores, which means I get attacked every morning while letting them out, getting them fed and watered. Is it really worth trying to "train" him to be nice to us? or is it time to throw the towel in and call it a day? I REALLY hate to kill him since we did raise him since he was a baby chick but I also can't take these daily attacks.