I have a EE roo "fred" who is 22 weeks old. Up to this point he has been a really good boy. This week he began trying to attack my kids while free ranging in the yard with all of us there. He has never attacked me, won't even raise his hackles at me. Obviously my kids aren't allowed in the same yard right now when he's out but is this a passing phase of his development or is it time for my pretty rooster to become dinner? I was really hoping to keep a rooster but I don't want to keep a mean one around my children. His reasons for attack seem fairly reasonable if you think about it, kids cornering part of the flock, trying to pick up hens. If you have a nice rooster does he tolerate these behaviors in your presence?