I’m really torn about what to do with our rooster. He is a one year old speckled Sussex and he’s big and beautiful. My wife and daughter, who is 6, are dead set against getting rid of him. We free range our chickens and he’s an excellent rooster when it comes to my hen/s. We’ve had him and one hen for a year and they get along great and he’s very protective of her and will “dig” stuff up and cluck to her to come and get it. We just introduced three new hens over the last couple weeks and he’s already started watching over them as well. The problem is that he’s jumped me three times now when I’ve had my back turned. I’m worried that as he gets older he will become even more aggressive and I don’t want to have to watch my back every time I’m out in the yard. He’s never once shown any aggression towards my wife or daughter but I would really hate for him to jump on my daughter. I would also love to “raise” some chicks next spring if we can so I kind of hate to get rid of him. Do I stick it out and just make sure to carry a big stick or do I cut my loses now and ship him off to a farm somewhere? Any advice?