I get told to write that book at least twice a week!! You'd think I'd do it...but I'm too busy staring at chickens!!!
I have (had) a pair of HQ australorps. The hen is docile to the point of you barely notice she is there, but friendly and lays well. The rooster, after two lessons in "Who's the boss" went after me a third time. He no longer lives here as of the next day. He was gorgeous and a BIG boy (close to 10 pounds), but no point in having to constantly look over your shoulder when entering a pen to fill feeders, etc. He was very good with the ladies, if not a little too attentive. Many times I watched him make sure everyone had gone in for the night. If there were stragglers, he'd come out onto the ramp and "yell" at them. If they didn't follow him in, he'd come back out, grab them by the neck and give them a shake. Everyone ran into the house and I could close the door. He never ate treats, just called the ladies. If it weren't for the jumping people, he'd still be in charge of the egg flock.
I hate it when that happens! Actually it hasn't happened to me yet, but I did have Lionel charge my shoes when I wore a different pair of boots the other day...he apparently doesn't look up, like New Yorkers. All he sees is at the street level!