I have 2 5-month-old cockerels and 6 4-month-old pullets. Ever since the cockerels reached maturity a month ago, they've been dancing around me and my kids. I laughed because it's the same dance they do around the pullets, and I thought it was the mating dance, but this morning when I opened the coop door one of the cockerels danced closer than ever to me and then pecked me. I kicked him and he backed off, but now I'm re-thinking all the times I've seen them dance around my kids! My littlest is only 2, and not a whole lot taller than those cockerels! I have a hunch that butchering one of the cockerels will decrease the aggressive behavior in the other. Am I right? Also, would it be better to butcher the dominant one or the one that usually backs down? I do also plan on holding the cockerels and letting my kids hold them too, so they learn who's boss! Will it matter if we only go hold them at night when they're roosting and easy to catch, or should we catch them during the daytime as well? I wonder if we've been too nice to these guys. We throw them handfuls of treats fairly often, and they follow us around the yard every time they see us outside! Thanks!