Last year in June my family and I decided to get four chickens: An Easter Egger, Black Australorp, Buff Brahma, and a White Crested Black polish. A few months in, my "EE' began to crow. Turns out she was a he, along with our polish, Floyd. So much for the guarantee. Not only that, but my "EE" wasn't an EE! It was a Golden Laced Wyandotte! So now I have two hens, and a roo, all which I love dearly. The problem is, I have neighbors. I have a no crow rooster collar too, but that's not the problem. The problem is, over the past few months William (GLW) has gotten very aggressive. I know that he's just doing what roosters do- protecting the hens, but he's never been like this before. The collar works, but it's hurting his neck by rubbing it raw. Also, a few days ago, his comb and wattles started to turn blue and he started foaming at the beak so I took the collar off as quick as I could. It was on perfect, it wasn't too tight and it was on the right spot. It was on the same as always. He was perfectly fine after a minute or two so after an hour of piercing loud crows I had no choice but to put it back on. But as I bent down to pick him up, he bit my ear, drawing blood. As I was putting the collar back on he tore up my hands. I know the reason is because he hates his collar, but he has to have it on. From that point on he's been attacking me and my parents. He will literally come after us when we are no where near him or the girls. He's attacked 4 of our friends through the past months, all of which blood was drawn- One nearly had to get stitches. He won't let me near the coop or any of the girls. He spurs, kicks, pecks and bites. He used to be a brilliant rooster, but I honestly don't know what's happened. It's to the point where my family thinks we should give him up. It would tear me to pieces if we had to give him away though. I love him, and the girls love him too, but I'm lost. I just want what's best for him and the girls. Could I have yall's opinion? Should we give him away or what?