Let me start by saying that we have 5 Golden Comet hens that we got as day-olds at the beginning of the summer. This is our first venture and our hens are good little girls and while they aren't exactly puppies, they're sweet & docile and we can handle them easily. Our friend B got some day olds about a month earlier than us, and they are Black Langstrom mixed with something else black. She had too many roosters and offered us 2- we decided one for roostering purposes & stew pot for the other. We were deciding between the 2 roosters- one would peck at the hens, and he started showing aggression towards us so we decided he would be the one. We just *never* got around to butchering day for him, and though the other rooster didn't show aggression towards us at first, he started to. It was only in the mornings, for the most part, but most of the time in the evenings when I would go to shut the coop for the night, they'd already be in the house. And when I say aggression, I assume this is flogging, but they would run at me sideways, launch themselves at me- at first they'd just do it once, or twice but the end they would keep at it. My hubby said to carry a stick & this made them attack much sooner & longer. I tried offereing them food as soon as they came out the door, having a food pan near the end of the ramp for them, etc. I could not win over those roosters. So when B said 'do you want another rooster?' I said yes, with the intent that we would would butcher the new one and the one that showed aggression first. Morning of, the one we were going to keep came down the ramp & at me so quick, I didn't even have a chance to dump the hens food. So when B dropped the new roo off, I asked her 'what do you mean by feisty?' They free-range at her house, and he'd run up on her 3 year old daughter, but he'd never attacked, he'd just watch you very closely, she said. A call to my other 'chicken friend' J said roosters are dumb, you can't change their behavior, get rid of the 2 mean ones and start out with this one with no other roosters. So Pretty Boy is in the freezer & Red Floyd is leftover chicken & dumplins in my fridge. This all went down Saturday. Sunday AM I go to let the chickens out, and new Red watched me, like 18 inches away, glaring at me. Monday, he got ready to attack and flapped his wings but I held my foot up ready to kick him if he launched himself. This morning, he did the full launch, several times, but he didn't get me with his claws like old Red & Pretty would. Also Sunday afternoon he hopped the fence & we got a call from our neighbor, but by the time we got home it was dark and he'd hopped back in and was roosting in the coop. My hubby has not had a problem with him- mind you he didn't have a problem with the other 2 til he went in to catch them. My friend J has a rooster also from B also, and hasn't had a SINGLE problem with hers. I told the hubby that he would just have to start taking care of the chickens in the mornings before he goes to work. My hubby said 'I think it's just you.' But I'm the one who lets them out everyday, and thats always when they attack. I always wear the same stuff. I told the hubby yesterday that we should butcher this one soon, since we weren't going to try to hatch until spring anyway. Get a day old rooster in the spring and coddle the crap out of him. Why do the roosters hate me????