I have a silkie rooster that has gotten aggressive with me multiple times. He used to be my baby and be super sweet and so after the aggression I looked into ways to curb the behavior. Multiple people said to pin them down, show you're the dominant chicken. So I mimicked what my hens do when they try to be dominant with each other... Instead of becoming submissive, he's become incredibly fearful and FREAKS out when I approach him and he has nowhere to go (in a pen for example). It's just how my submissive hens act around the dominant ones and I feel AWFUL and really sad. What do I do? Seriously, he won't even come near me and panics when I come near him.. when I just want to pet him like I used to be able to. When I catch him and pick him up, he behaves, I can pet him and he doesn't struggle or anything. He practically snuggles. He's submissive in that way but I wanted him to stay his friendly self. Not run from me in a frenzy. I thought about giving him away because of the aggression (before the fear began) but I don't want to take him back to the farm, I would never know what happened to him. I'd rather eat him quite frankly because at least I would know it was humane and what happened. I don't know anyone who would want him except for someone in CT... but now I feel like he's so fearful it's crappy to keep him here :/ Someone help? I feel so awful.