I have a two in a half year old RIR Rooster who has always been a calm sweet boy. He's never attacked anyone and is a fierce protector of his girls...however, lately he has started to attack me. He snuck up on me when I was near the coop and spurred the back of my leg, causing a nasty wound. I've read different articles of roosters being "more" aggressive in the spring time but I don't understand what would cause this since he over 2 years old.
I push him away when he goes after me (no kicking,) and I try to "back down" as to not pick a fight, but it is difficult. I'm thinking about cutting his spurs. I also used to hold him a lot but now he bites me! I actually chose him specifically b/c he wasn't agreesive. I'm hoping it is just a phase.