I hatched my first home grown chicks this year. I had 4 broodies. Batch 1 has 3 pullets and 1 wild, smart and willful cockrel. He is an Easter Egger. Batches 2 and 3 have 4 pullets and 6 cockrel. They grew up together and will be relocated to a bachelor coop until I figure out who can be introduced in the existing two flocks. I have 100+ chickens, raised on pasture and they mostly are my pets for now. I am only 2 years in this. Batch 4 has 6 hatchery born, but mamma hen raised pullets (long story). The wild one is from Batch 1 and is now 16 weeks old. I had to separate him from his flock as is was rather rough on my lower ranking hen, which happens to be his mother. This was a bad mix and my hen looked seriously traumatised. One week ago, I decided to separate him from the flock as the hen is a good layer and a good mom. She has been improving and getting more self assured since that separation. He, on the other hand is nothing but troubles. He was initially in a 1600 sf netting area. He kept jumping the fence. I thought it would help to put him in a smaller, escape proof pen. It worked but he looked so sad. I put him back in the larger pen. I even brought in a broody hen yesterday. She was in the small pen for day 1 to get acclimated. He seemed happy. Came bedtime and the all shenanigan started. He is very smart and very afraid of me. I have never hit him or been rough with him, but have not socialized any of my new chicks either due to illness and time constraint. For the life of me, I could not get him to go to his cage to put him inside. He numped the fence many times. I waited the dead of night and even then, he was very alert and running away from us. He spent the night outside and was outside the enclosure of his initial flock this morning. I CANNOT catch him. I have put food and water near his pen where the broody hen is. I am not planning on letting him back with his flock as I don't want to impose additional unnecessary stress on my laying flock. What would you suggest? Anybody out there with a deep knowledge of roosters? Finally, I would be so grateful if anybody with experience and a sizeable flock (100+) would help me out on occasion with management issues. I am neither a "commercial" producer ot a backyard chicken enthusiast. It is difficult to find help for this flock size. I know it's quite a lenghty post, but I felt it had to be said to put your kind responses in perspective. Thank you.