Let me preference this by saying that I'm not allowed to keep roosters because of city ordinances, so keeping him for myself is not an option. Background information: Back in January or February I got 4 more chicks that I added to my existing flock of 5 hens - 1 Brahma pullet, 2 Orloffs that I don't know the gender of, and a Buff Orpington. The Orp (now named Big Yellow) has of course turned out to be a cockerel, and has just hit sexual maturity. He has NOT attacked me outright, but he's been very pushy. This makes me think that if I were to let this behavior continue, he would start attacking me. He minds his own business but if we ever cross paths he will walk right into my space and his hackles will rise, and he's always watching me. I've read enough about chicken behavior on BYC that I think I could "train" him out of this but the point is he's never going to be a pet rooster. He's also been making moves on the older hens, I haven't seen him mess with the younger ones at all. He's going after my WCB Polish hen, probably because he knows she's the smallest and the meekest, but whenever he tries to make moves on her another big hen will come and chase him away (girl power!!), the big hens have been terrorizing him a lot which I think is good because it'll teach him manners. He's also WAY too big for some of my chickens and he did manage to rip out some feathers on the Polish hen to the point where I can see her skin. So even if I could keep him he has to go. Here's where I'm at a crossroad, the guy who I have planned to give all of my accidental cockerels to completely free-ranges his flock and he has other roosters already, which so far sounds good because it'll teach him he's not on top of the world. BUT he has grandchildren who visit him frequently, one of them is only 1 years old, and I don't think I feel comfortable giving a potentially aggressive cockerel to someone who has small children. So here are my three options: Give a potentially aggressive cockerel to someone with small children Post an ad for him on KSL or Craiglist and hope for the best Harvest him What do you think? I'd love to hear other people's opinions, experiences, insights on chicken behavior, anything that could help me decide. I've never harvested a chicken before, but I'm too not afraid of doing it. I guess I just don't wanna "waste" Big Yellow's life, he's just doing what cockerels are supposed to do and he's not a terror or anything, he's very polite with the younger pullets, and he's so noble and fun to watch. But at the same time he doesn't have a place in my flock and I'm not sure if he could have one in someone else's.