My rooster is about nine months old, and he's been getting steadily more rude. Before he would jump us if our backs were turned, but now he's attacking as soon as we get near. I used to give him a smack on the butt with a broom and that would send him running doing the "I'm so offended!" cluck and that was that, but now not even the broom stops him and he'll continue to attack until I leave the yard. I was hoping this was just his hormones and was going to wait until he was older and more calm, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. So my question is, should I continue to wait and see if he'll mature and calm down, or should I just send him packing? He's a beautiful silver-colored sizzle rooster and he protects the flock so well, so I'd hate to lose him, but I also miss just sitting in the run with my hens without watching my back.