Hi guys, I ended up with only one hen out of a batch of 6 silkie babies. I kept her and one rooster... and he is NASTY and MEAN. He attacks everything in the yard, including my children. They're afraid of him and I'm only not because I don't mind pain, lol. He bites hard and I have broken skin all over my hands from him. I catch him in the mornings and put him in a pen, but he's getting harder to catch (I have to wait for him to attack and even then he dodges away afterward) and anyway, I don't need the hassle. I need to get rid of him, but I don't want her to be alone, and I'm not willing to give her up. She's currently sitting on a batch of eggs, of which he is the father. So I have several questions: 1. Since she's on a nest of eggs, will she care if I get rid of him now? Will the eggs & then chicks be company enough if he happens to "mysteriously disappear"? 2. If I get another rooster, will I need to keep him separate from her until the chicks are full grown? How hard will it be to integrate the two? 3. If I DON'T get another rooster, will it be okay to breed her back to one of her babies if I keep a rooster out of the batch? 4. If I keep one of her babies as the rooster, is he likely to be just as mean as his father? 5. Is it even possible to get a non-aggressive silkie rooster? I had read previously that silkie roosters are usually quite docile, but all five of the silkie roosters we had were mean. The one we kept was the nicest one and he's become more and more aggressive. Please advise! I have had ducks for years, but this is my first year with chickens. Need help. Thanks!