I have a 3 1/2 month old EE roo that started crowing a few weeks ago. Just this week, he has started to give me some 'tude. He doesn't charge me, but first thing in the morning, I've noticed him standing his ground when I walk near him, and today I even got a half-hearted peck. My response has been to pick him and hold him for a couple of minutes until he's quiet, and I make sure the other birds can see it. The rest of the day he seems fine, he just needs that reminder in the morning.
Other than that he's been great; he only crows a few times in the morning, he gets along very well with the other birds, he has started alerting if wild birds fly over the yard, he gives up treats to the girls, and he completely ignores the dog and the kids. I am the one who does the vast majority of the care, feeding, and handling. I'm thinking that the hormones are ramping up, and he starting to have a bratty teenager phase. My question is, if that's the case, how long does it last?
Here's the handsome brat, pic taken a couple of days ago: