Some good advice here! So I have 4 roos. I know, I know... too many for the 16 hens. None of them bothered me, but started attacking DH when he went out to give the horses hay. He would always throw the chickens some scratch and/or BOSS, too. Then the boys started flogging his legs as he turned to leave. Now that I am following some of the advice from here, such as not letting them breed the hens in my presence, *I* have become a victim of attack. My alpha guy, who has been my little buddy, doesn't like me grabing up the other offending roos and has come at me in a mild kind of way. Almost more of a warning. I know it is upsetting to him that I am causing a ruckus. But I have grabbed him up for his offense. And catching these suckers causes way more ruckus than any flap they cause. My question is, if I were to get rid of one or two, which ones? I really would like to keep at least two particular ones... my White-faced Black Spanish and my brown Leghorn. And they are the least of the problems. I have two Andalusians and would like to keep the splash, but he is big and dumb and tends to be the one we have to correct, which gets the alpha guy after us. The alpha guy is black and not one I ever wanted to keep, but he is such a good gentle rooster with the girls. Plus, I have never 'culled' any of my chickens. I guess it gets easier, if you do it often enough. I am just hoping the weather gets better and they can free range again, and things will settle down with more space between us all.