I had 12 chickens - 10 hens and 2 roosters. They are almost 5 months old and a few of the hens have started laying, waiting for the rest to catch up. I am the person who feeds and cares for the chickens. They all run up to the fence when I approach (expecting and usually getting treats of some sort). I went into the yard the other day and the dominant rooster acted a bit aggressive toward me - pecking my feet (could have been my toe polish) and kind of jumping and fluffing his feathers at me. Last night I gave away the spare rooster and am hoping this aggressiveness may have been related to their personal competition. I plan to enter the chicken yard daily and just see if the remaining rooster settles down or if he needs some discipline. I have been told to pick him up, tuck him under my arm, and push his head down as a sign of dominance. I don't pick up or otherwise touch the chickens except on an as-needed basis, so none of them are humanized. I'd rather not go through rooster training unless I have to. The rooster is a good watch-dog, first in/out of the coop, herds the hens under the coop when eagles or hawks fly over, etc. I'm hoping his aggressive behavior will simply go away by my daily presence in his domain, coupled with treats. Any other ideas? The rooster is a Welsummer.