We got 6 production reds end of March. Supposed to be Pullets (I actually thought they were sex links, but I was new). We have a red cockeral, actually kind of pretty, big comb, bright red, etc. But he sees me, the flock tender as a threat. He bites my legs (initially thought due to my freckles), he goes for my toes ( I know sandals are not appropriate coop attire, but none of the other birds, including bantam roosters and 3 light brahma roosters care about my birks in the coop). Tonight the little red tyrant grabbed a pinch of forearm flesh and left a bruise when I reached for feeder to refill it and apparently startled him. It hurt, it bruised, I am mad. So I gently grabbed him, put him on his side, held his head down and then gently pecked his head. I had read to try this. I was gentle and stopped struggling as soon as i put his head down. So I did it twice while out there, I am the dominant rooster red, don't you forget it. I am not afraid of him, I am irritated. So he was sold as a day old March 29. Approaching 12 weeks fast. When can I pass him on to a friend for chow or take him to neighboring Amish folk for 1.50 butchering? He is good size but smaller than light brahma Cockerals. Any thoughts appreciated, I have about 8 or 9 roosters out of 44 I need to deal with before fall, but he is forcing my hand. I don't want to eat or give away a puny bird for friends to eat.