I have a RIR roo and a buff orpington hen that were hatched together in August. The roo has just started crowing and I'm waiting for an egg from my hen. I also have two RSL hens that are probably about a year old now. They were squatting for me until my roo started crowing and "doing his thing" with them. Now they run when I try to touch them. The BO hen has never squatted for me yet but just recently started getting very aggressive. The rooster has begun to challenge us also and growls every time me or my youngest daughter goes outside. We have been chasing him around the yard and he usually backs off when we do, but the hen is very aggressive and will try to attack. If you even think about putting your and out she will peck very hard at you. She pecks at my legs if I let her get that close. What should I do? We're new to this. These are our first chickens so I'm not that familiar with chicken behaviour. I've read quite a bit on here and understand I need to let the roo know I"m boss but what about her? Also, should I be picking up my roo? to be quite honest, I'm a bit intimidated to try.