Ok I got home 20 minutes ago-I noticed I forgot to let out birds in a coop-to free reange-Its a 8 x 8 coop with 6 nesting boxes 3 perches and a ladder-full of food and water. All in all 12 chickens-2 lavender roos and 10 girls-3 bantams and 7 standards. My first thought-ooh are they going to be mad at me-so My youngest DD ( 10) jumped out in the normal spot near the coops and opened the door to let them free range-she screamed and started crying-I knew something was wrong before I had stopped the car-gut feeling? anyway I look and there is my beautiful Lav silkie roo-the sweet one dead-all his head feathers pulled out-he had just molted and wad growing a great top notch. His comb was ripped apart too-I knew who did it! SOB...I picked up "ernie" he was cold but still bleeding-DD sobbing-she took him out of my arms cuddling him soaking him with her tears. I hugged her and told her how sorry I was-she looked at the guilty party and said mom get rid of him. Just 2 days before this jerk wad attacked my goegeous white silkie roo and almost killed seriously..He was kenneled for 2 days and is better. I scooped up the guilty bird and put him in a kennel alone! He was my other Lav silkie roo!!!! My whole winter breeding prgram is shot-shot I tell yah! I dont trust him with girls! DO I leave him in his kennel and only use him for breeding or do I sell him-kick him in his can? Ive had them for 6-7 months-got them when they were 7 weeks old and they have always gotten along always!! I have 40+ hens and only 3 adult roos!!! Why would he do that? My sweet "ernie' has plenty of spots to climb on/fly on/run but it looks like he just took it and died. Should I even attempt to mate this jerk? Or should I just give up on my huge winter breeding project and start with something else. I purposelt hatched, bought, begged for black birds to mate with him-I have so many different types of black hens to mate with him and If I ax him what now! Im so mad-My DD brought "Ernie" up to the house in her arms and got a box to put him in-how sad sad sad. Im fuming- I do have eggs from him that are fertile-he was mated with a BO hen and she is sweet-should I incubate them and ax him!!! Im sorry Im so bleah bleah bleah but I worked really hard for 6 months collecting and culling etc...for this!!!