I normally put the chicks "brooder" box on the table so the kids can see them and the birds will hopefully become more friendly. The EE's I have aren't very people friendly even though I hatched them myself and even had to help some out of the shell because the humidity did not stay up so they got stuck. I just picked some chicks from the feed store and they are way more friendly. Anyway a couple days ago one of the EE's jumped at my face when I opened the lid to give them more food and water. I thought that perhaps it was just trying to jump to the edge because they like to sit on the edge of the box when the lid is open. This morning though every time my 2 year old son came near the box one of them kept jumping up at him and actually scratched his neck. So I had him go near them again and when it jumped at him I flicked it. Which did stop the behavior for a little bit. He is just going by not actually looking at the chicks or messing with them at all. Is there something I can do to stop this behavior? The bird in question is actually jumping on and kicking a lot of the other chicks as well but doesn't seem to be hurting them. If it keeps going on I was going to cull it and feed it to the dog. Since it's pretty scrawny I thought it would be pointless to defeather it and attempt to cook it for the family. I just don't want a full grown bird attacking and possibly hurting one of my kids.