We have 25 chickens, 2 of which we know are roosters and 3 we are unsure about. The 2 we know are Blue Splash Marans that came from a hatchery order that was a straight run of 3 hens and the 2 roos. From the beginning we had a favorite of the bunch, we named him Turkey because he looks like one. Turkey was held a lot by my kids, but the other rooster was mostly left alone. His name is George. Both are beautiful birds. George started crowing about 2 months ago after a few instances of confrontation with Turkey. Apparently George took over as the dominant one. Everything was ok but within the past couple weeks George has started showing aggression. The first 2 times were to my 4 year old but based on her description I wasn't sure what was happening. She said George kept running into her legs, but since it wasn't a painful thing I didn't know it to be aggression at first. Then about 2 days ago he really jumped at her and scared her more than anything, but I decided right then that she would no longer be allowed to go into the chicken yard. I was trying to decide if I should re-home him (with full disclosure) or cook him up. My kids were bummed so I held off. Today my 12 year old said he did the same thing to her. She tried to show dominance in return but I have no desire to go through "being boss" with him for each of my kids. So he has to go, it is just a matter of a few days while I make my decision on how it is going to happen. Then tonight my other rooster Turkey was injured, and I strongly suspect it was from George. I have Turkey in the house and am figuring out how to help him. But I am curious, if I get rid of George as the dominant rooster will it have a negative effect on the hens? They do not like to let Turkey mate them and will peck at him if he tries. They clearly prefer George. Will they be more accepting if George is gone? Also wondering if Turkey will start crowing if George is gone? Turkey does not crow and both of them are about 5+ months old. And what about Turkey's personality once George is gone... will it change to become aggressive, too? With him being the only other known rooster he would by default be the dominant one and I wonder if he will still be gentle and let us pick him up or not. Lastly, I need advice and moral support on getting George into a soup pot. I am pretty sure this is not the forum where people discuss that, but is there a place here on BYC that talks about this at all? If not can you please recommend a website where I can ask questions about the process and get tips, etc? Thanks for any help!