I am thinking this may be the end of line for Earl. I greatly appreciate that he is handsome, nice to his ladies and crows well but not too often in the morning. There are however 2 big problems that I am thinking are never going to get better. He just spent 6 weeks in isolation to let his tail feathers grow in because the hens pick them. He wasn't back with the girls for 10 minutes and they were picking his tail again. He is a silver pheonix and I think his fancy tail attracts their attention. Second issue is since he went back to his ladies yesterday he is extremely aggressive towards me. I don't know if he is mad at me for isolating him or is just showing off for his ladies but he is genuinely coming after me. When I bend over to get the eggs out of the nest boxes he is rushing in the pop door trying to jump on my face. This is a new behavior and I am a little afraid he may really hurt me. He has always been a little aggressive but now he is down right scary. I really appreciate that he has so many good rooster qualities but I don't want to end up at the plastic surgeon having my nose put back on. Anyone think I should give him more time to return to his old ways? Should I give him more time and be more vigilant at protecting myself from him? Once they have crossed the line do they ever come back?