We have one hen and one roo (they are both 20 weeks old now) and we've raised them since they were one day old. 2 weeks ago we got rid of a second roo (as we originally wanted 3 hens but 2 turned out to be male) and the one we kept has gotten very mean since. He's been a very nice bird up until then. The first day I noticed aggression was when I caught him 3 times (and there won't be a next time as I have been keeping him away from my toddler now) pecking / grabbing my toddler's arm, and I am aware that we have been lucky that there was not any major or permanent damage to the child (except my boy is terrified of the roo now!) I have tried to shoo him away with my foot and it worked the first few times, but now he just acts as if he would try to attack my leg, sometimes HE now approaches me coming at me sideways with the wing facing towards me down and spread out, like he's trying to shoo me away. I have gotten more uncomfortable around him, so I am using a broom now as a barrier between us, and I have had to throw items at him as he does not seem very intimidated at all. It is without a doubt getting worse though. The disappointing thing is that the hen (who has been very tame up to recently) is now afraid of me... maybe because she has wittnessed my attacks towards her "protector". We will not keep him around, that is sure; I've heard mean roos taste good, but can I keep one hen by herself? We have hatched 3 more chicks that are now only 3 weeks old (and again it's one pullet and two cockerels ), so she will have some company eventually; but it may still be a while. Right now we're staying away from the rooster. When can we get rid of him? Thanks for any suggestions!