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Behavior Question about my Roo's

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I have 2 (a brown leghorn, and a white plymouth rock)  Both are 7 months old and have been the sweetest things up until about 3 weeks ago.  Now they are acting aggressively towards me whenever I go outside to feed the flock.  I am not sure if this in "normal" behavior at this age and if they'll grow out of it or not.  Any suggestions on how to curb this behavior?  Thanks!

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Have you seen any fighting between them? They're trying to figure out whose the top rooster and apparently they see you as the top and they're trying to take your place. But
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Sweet friendly roosters seem to turn into trouble a lot, unfortunately you have made yourself an equal, they will not grow out of it, if you don't address it in some way they will continue to try to drive you away.

There are many ways to do it. I would use a broom, plastic rake, or my favorite, a chicken catching net, use it to block their attacks, Chase and corner them, never give your back to them, it might help to separate them, or pen them separately, never let them come forward, you have to make them a bit fearful of you like they would be with a dominant rooster. I usually recommend not handling and taming roosters, some can handle it most can't.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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