I have tried everything, and I give up!!! He is a RIR, absolutely beautiful, regal, even keeps raccoons and opossums out of the yard, but I am tired at his aggressive behavior and 24/7 crowing. He has made all chickens chores a problem as he kicks, pecks and raises a ruckus no matter what. I have tried all suggestions on BYC and I am throwing in the towel. Problem is.... now what? I don't want to cook him, I think that would make my Dh ill.... but I hate to give a problem to someone else. Down the road from me, there are chickens that free range a field. Would it be ethical to take him there and let him loose? And more importantly, would he find his way back home like a dog? No one lives on the land, just cows and chickens.... what do you think? Plus, his disappearance, how will it affect my 4 RIR hens? Sometimes I think they hate him, since he can be so mean, but they have yet to start laying (26 weeks) and am wondering if this will set them back further?