We’ve done the aggressive approach in the past and although it “worked” it wasn’t permanent and it instilled fear more than domesticate the rooster. My husband and I differ on what to do with this rooster, but I want to at least try a different approach before calling it quits. For sure I will not be letting this rooster free range while my kids are outside. And even if I manage to domesticate him I will most likely continue to keep him in his run on days my kids are outside.One of my roosters advances to me for any reason they get punted with a size 13. When i enter the run and I'm working the flock those hens belong to me and he is no longer flock alpha. I am. It doesnt matter which animal that is being intetacted with we must communicate in their language. All this rooster physchology is insane. We can not transfer human emotions and reasoning ability to an animal with a brain pan not much larger than a fat lima bean. I dont care weather they respect me of fear me. Either one is equally acceptable. When i enter the run i want them to shy away from me not confront me.
And to those that favor rehabbing this rooster and giving it another chance in the presence of small children when there are 3 other roosters that have good personalities I have one thing in response. Stupid can't always be fixed.
I hope the OP doesnt have to be reminded of her poor judgement every morning when she sees her child.