We have 3 roosters and about 30 hens. The 2 Buttercup roosters are as sweet as can be and for the longest time they dominated our Lakenvelder rooster. But something changed recently and I don't know why. The Lakenvelder is now "on top" and dominates everyone else. When you turn your back on him, he menaces you. We've all learned to deal with him. But this morning he actually attacked my little 18-month-old and left bleeding scratches all over his face. I feel terrible! I'm pretty sure we'll be culling him TODAY, but I'm just wondering a few things: 1. Why did this particular rooster, who had been beat up his whole life, suddenly become top dog? 2. He is about 8 months old. Is he too tough for frying and only good for soup? 3. What should I put on the cuts? Is just Vaseline ok?