Tonight I was out side with my 3 year old and 6 year old boys. I opened up the chicken pen area to let them free range a little while I was cleaning out their water bowl behind the coop. I heard my 3 year suddenly start screaming, and run around the corner to see what was going on. My 6 year old said one of the roosters was chasing him and jumping at him. I have 3 light brahma roosters that are about 23 weeks old. So far, none of them have shown any aggression towards any of us. I try to calm my 3 year old and notice about 3 scratches on his back, and one light scratch across his cheek, about an inch below his eye. I asked my 6 year old which rooster did it, and he pointed to one, and after they mingled for awhile, he pointed to a different one. They are all very similar, and I was certain, he didn't know which one for sure attacked him. All three roosters were in a little group, so I told my 6 year old to walk over by them. I was close by and ready if something happened. As he got about two feet away, one of the roosters started posturing and came towards him. It was probably the biggest rooster, and the one that seems to also be the most aggressive with the hens. I pushed my boy back and tried to grab the birds neck. He turned and ran. I went inside, got the Taurus judge revolver and put in a .410 birdshot load. I then went back out and shot the attacker in the head. I am still not 100% certain that it was the one that attacked my 3 year old, but I did see it try and attack my 6 year old, so either way he was gone. I will have to keep watching the other two to see how they act around the kids. The other roosters made a big fuss after I shot the one. They ran around the yard clucking for 15 minutes. My daughter was a little upset, so I had to explain why I did it. It was a little hard to kill it thinking back to how we raised them from day old chicks, but I am not going to risk anything when it comes to my kids. If I have to get rid of all 3, I will. I got it plucked, cleaned up and in the fridge. I actually just got a new food smoker yesterday that I was going to use to smoke some salmon from a recent trip to Alaska. I guess I will be using to it smoke a chicken as well. Does anyone have a good smoked chicken recipe?