After much thought, I've decided to work on reforming our much loved rooster. I've never had a problem with him personally, because I've made a point of holding him on occasion and stomping my foot at him if he comes to close. He's never shown aggression toward me and definitely knows I'm the head rooster. Several days ago he chased my son twice because my son was provoking him by dancing in front of him and the hens. (this may ring a bell to some of you on here because I posted about this once before) I thought we'd rehome him, but we just love him too much and I feel we can work on the issue. For the past two days I would hold the rooster and allow my two children to wrap their arms around him while I hold him tight and let them tug his neck feathers and poke his comb. After 15- 20 minutes of this, I put him down and we'd all chase him back to the coop. He was definitely humiliated and scared of us. I had figured we'd keep doing this every morning for a week or so, but after this morning I don't think it will be necessary. He's really very scared of me when I'm trying to catch him and runs all over the run, smashing himself on the wire fencing. This morning he did so badly that he was bleeding in several places on his comb. So I think I'll lay off with reform school unless he shows any signs of aggression again. I don't think I need to traumatize him anymore than he already is. Besides, they only free range for two hours in the morning while the kids are occupied with morning video and breakfast. By the time the kids are ready to play outside I've already locked the chickens up in the coop for the rest of the day. I would ask that no one reply with........cull him, make him into soup, etc. because that is NOT an option for us as we love him and would never consider doing this with any animal we've raised. If you're thinking of replying with something like that, please don't reply at all. If you would like to reply with some encouragement that would be wonderful. Thank you!