I'm bummed. My Barred Rock roo, Atticus, that I've been so proud of & who's pic I've posted often on the other board as he grew from chick to adult, is becoming aggressive. He's jumped at my 4yr old twice now for no apparent reason. Each incident he's a little more fiesty than the last. This evening as me & the kids gathered eggs & were on our way back to the house, he comes running outta the open run to challenge ME! Had I not had my 18mos old in my arms at the time, I'da really kicked his butt good for him! But I also had to ensure the safety of my 3 & 4yr old standing beside me, who both had their hands full with their little egg bowls. Oh I was so mad. Totally unprovoked. Now I'm bummed b/c I realize I can't have an aggressive roo or any aggressive animal on the place, not with my little ones. I currently have 2 roos too many in my flock. Just haven't made it to the sale barn yet to get rid of them. I'm hoping once I do, that will settle him down some. He's super at guarding the girls when they free range & I'm wanting really bad to try my hand making some Black Star Sexlinks. I'm undecided what to do with him at this point but from now on he will remain inside the run. He just lost all his free ranging privileges! Bad rooster!