I think my poor ole ameraucana rooster is mentally retarded. This morning I was out in the run checking the water system (wasn't frozen much to my surprise) and he decided he'd try to sneak up on my blind side. Well, he jumped, like trying to drop kick me, only with him being in the 'Under 10 lb' weight class and me being in the 'over 215 lb' weight class he bounced off, landed on his side and just looked up at me, having one of those 'ONO' seconds.
You know, where immediately following doing something you realize 'oh no, that was a mistake'
I mean there was pure terror in his eyes. I almost felt sorry for him, but yes I established once again exactly WHY he shouldn't do that. After punting him to the corner of the run, then cornering him in the corner of the run with him squawking and hollaring like he was being killed, I let him go so he could go inside. Then I went inside, caught him, and carried him around by his feet for a few minutes. Then I pulled him up, petted him a few minutes and put him back.
my next trip to the run he decided he didn't want to be around me.
It's been a coupe of months since he did it last time. At that point, he'd tried to run at me only to find the bottom of my foot waiting for him, which he promptly ran into and fell down and then ran from me, LOL I guess every so often, he just forgets......