Hello! I've read so much about roo behavior in the last few months. Ours are not there yet....but no doubt if we have them long enough something will happen. Has it been the experience of those here that free range roos are better or worse than those caged/penned/not free ranged? I wondered if keeping them confined maybe there was more of a change of them being mean due to frustration of not being able to roam freely and forage, keeping them somewhat busy? Is there anyone out there that has had a roo or two for more than a year or two without behavior problems? I'm beginning to think from all I've read that I just need to get a new roo each year to try and prevent issues later on. Maybe it's just the bad stories that come out? We free range morning to dusk when they put themselves away. We lock the coop at night and let them out in the morning. I am unwilling to change that. They stay around the 2 1/2 acre yard around the house and we love having them around. At first sign of any kind of aggression that would be it. Zero tolerance is the way it has to be. This may sound bad to some, but the chickens are here for us, not the other way around. I will arrange my flock to suit my family, not the other way around.