I have a three year old RIR Rooster aka "Rooster" and he presented a problem today that I haven't yet encountered with him and would like some advice. So some back story- we recently got a two year old Buff Orpington who has a history of going broody, which I want because I want a natural versus a hatchery flock- anyways, my six year old daughter went to pick her up, as she is quite tame. Rooster attacked spurs first and nailed her arm with his beak. It isn't so bad, stitches were optional, but if it was not cold outside and my daughter not wearing a long sleeved shirt and fleece jacket, I am afraid the outcome would have bad. So here is the all important question: Do I butcher Rooster? Part of me says "no" he was just doing his job but the mother in my says it was bad this time but it could be worse if he does it again. I am having a hard time with this one and would love to have another chicken family to chat with as I weigh my options. Plus, if I do get rid of Rooster, I will have to find another one- so does anyone know if it is true that at about two years of age, even the mild mannered ones can get aggressive? And yes, I know, RIR's are an aggressive breed but Rooster really has been a really nice Rooster. Thanks for your thoughts.