Good Evening! I have a question: Is there any way to stop our rooster from attacking our shoes? We inadvertently were given a rooster when we picked up six chicks last April. He's very good with our hens, he likes to eat food out of anyone's hand and he's generally a very good bird, but he started attacking our shoes when we walk very close to him. My young children are now afraid to be outside by him. I've tried picking him up and holding him for 20 min. or so after he attacks the shoes. I've tried kicking him away (not hard) as he's attacking the shoes (this just gets him going even more). It's like he only has eyes for the shoes when he 'zones in' on them. He holds his head just inches off the ground, fluffs up his feathers and eventually attacks. When I say his name and he looks up at me, he immediately settles down, but then when my shoes move again, he can't help himself. Any way I can stop this behavior?
Thank you for your help!