I think I am going to have to rehome my roo. He is a great big beautiful Buff Orp. I have been really faithful about handling him everyday and watching for signs of aggression. In this past week he has not really shown signs of aggression toward any of us humans, kids, DH or myself but he will crow and then puff himself up and then try to mate the first thing that comes near him!! I know that you should not let your roo mate in front of you so when I see him do this I tell him NO loudly and then pick him up and carry him for a long time. Usually 20-25 minutes. So far when I put him down he is done with this behavior. That is untill tonight. He did the whole show off thing and then grabbed one of my favorite EE girls. I grabbed him and held him for a long time, at least 1/2 hour. When I put him down he almost immediately did the same thing again. So, I picked him up and held him upside down untill he was calm. Then I carried him around for another 25 minutes. When I put him down he started crowing alot and seemed like he was sizing me up. I really wanted to stay in the run and continue this showdown but I had to leave. I had already been in there over an hour and I needed to make dinner for the family. So, my DH and I talked and he wants me to rehome him. We had a bad experience with one rooster already and he is worried that our BO will hurt one of our kids. Is this kind of aggression OK in your opinion. Does this mean he will probably not attack any of our family. Wouldn't he have tried it already or do you think people are just the next step. I really want to be able to keep a roo!! I really do like him he is huge and very beautiful!! Thanks for your opinions!!