I've tolerated our rooster since we got him. This morning after I left for work my wife emailed me to tell me our cowardly rooster snuck up and pecked my daughter's back hard enough to leave a welt and break the skin. My daughter is 2 and a half. He's as good as gone in my book. Tonight I'm putting him in rooster isolation and Saturday someone's coming out to the house and showing me how to process a chicken (i've never done it before). I'm particularly disappointed in this rooster. A dog snuck in our yard and my rooster HID BEHIND THE HOUSE while two hens got mauled (both lived). Another thing, I used to have a little cochin rooster. He was adorable, TO DIE FOR gorgeous looking. I bet he could have won prizes at show. At any rate, he spent the majority of his day clucking and fussing over the hens we had. And he danced. This rooster I have now... doesn't dance. In fact he does very little of the show roosters are supposed to do. He just tackles the hens. He isn't rough from what I can see, but he is far from chivalrous. So he's off to freezer camp. Does anyone in AZ have a friendlier roo they'd like to home?