We ordered 25 chicks that were supposed to be all pullets. We ended up with one partridge rock cockerel. Fine with me, I kind of liked the idea of having one! Loved hearing him crow and was hoping to hatch out some chicks next spring. However, last week (he is 5 months old) he started attacking my 2 year old DS when we went in the run. I was NOT happy and told DH he would have to cull him, much to my sadness. DH said, "why? Just yesterday we were out in the run and DS was chasing him around no problem!" Now, DH has never been around chickens before or many animals for that matter so he didn't know that DS should never be allowed to chase or scare the chickens. Maybe this roo would have turned out to be a jerk anyhow, I don't know. I feel bad we had to get rid of him, but I can't run the risk of one of my kids getting hurt. What is your experience of raising kids around roosters? is it pointless to try until they are old enough to understand not to be so loud or rambunctions around the birds? Or did I just get an ornery roo? for the record, I had a talk with DH and from now on DS will absolutely not be allowed to chase the chickens or otherwise scare them.