Hey, I'm new here so i'm sorry if this isnt the correct area. I have a young rooster called Mary who has just started to crow, And two other hens. they are all industrial meat chickens which i have had since they were a day old, and they are usually all very sweet birds. Mary (the roo, who i thought was a hen for some time ) began to charge at me and peck my feet yesterday, and it was heartbreaking. I've been doing some research and i heard that they are generally very aggressive. Does anybody else have experience with these type of chickens? I always used to cuddle him, and he would always run up and be adorable and sweet. I kind of want to nip this one in the bud if possible. we also have five isa brown hens, and he is very afraid of them. they are much older and we had them before we got my three. They sleep in different coops but are freerange during the day. The lead hen will chase mary and he runs off like a little sook. Today, he tried to mate with ziggy when i let them out, so i pushed him off of her, and then he charged me. So i held him for ten minutes. later when i fed them, i forced him to eat last. Then he attacked me again, so i held him, yet again until he just sat there and was calm once more. when he tried to peck him i'd grab his comb. Am i doing the right thing? i feel sooo horrible. I know your supposed to carry them around, but he is SO heavy and bulky that i dont want to hurt him. Does anybody have anymore tips on how to calm him down, so he wont attack me?