I don't blame you. Had to remove a bantam EE for the same thing. My other two roos are scared of us still thankfully. Each has a set of spurs over an inch and half long. Mom(me) has been putting anti peck on the standard EE tail so he stays clear. He does not like to be held or touched and has learned I won't take his crap. I do think he curses at me when I do it, but my understanding of chicken lingo is not that good yet. Good luck and hope you have better luck with other males.