My first rooster is coming of age. I have read a fair bit on ensuring your rooster does not become aggressive to you. These include:
1. Pushing your rooster off a hen when he tries to mate in your presence.
2. Chasing your rooster when he starts to crow in your presence.
3. Walking through your rooster rather than around.
4. Chasing the rooster when he drops a wing and is sideways(?) to you.
5. Not tolerating any type of aggression towards you.
Other responses to the above can include:
1. Holding the rooster's wings and carrying him around.
2. Holding the rooster against the ground for a period of time, and specifically until he relaxes at least.
3. Holding the rooster by his legs and holding him upside down. (should be used sparingly and only for a short period of time)
Any other thoughts?
As well, is there a risk that your rooster may start to see you as a threat when you do these things, especially pushing him off when he is trying to mate? In other words, can these responses turn a rooster aggressive where he might not have been inclined to be aggressive to you?