Our lovely black sex-link roo, Webster, has become not so lovely these days. He has attacked my fiancée, Greg, and managed to puncture his calf with his spur. Although I told Greg it "was only a flesh wound", still, it hurt. Just yesterday Webster tried to attack me, and I held him off with my rubber boot! We think he is just being overprotective of his ladies, Hazel, Cami and Poe. But if he continues this, we will not be able to let him roam the yard. I'm thinking of keeping him back in the pen while the girls are allowed to roam, but I imagine this will really set him in a tizzy! Not sure how to handle this, as we don't want to see anyone, especially kids, get hurt. And I don't want to become afraid of my Webster, after all, I insisted on a roo because of my childhood pet rooster Pixi . . . Pixi was overprotective of me, and would not allow anyone near me - - my sisters often had to holler to me to come get that chicken just so they could get in the house! But Pixi never, ever got aggressive with me. Webster isn't supposed to, either! We don't want to cull him, yet, as he does protect the hens and we live in a rural, wooded area with predators. Any suggestions??? Also, this flock was hatched May 10th of this year, and the hens have just begun to lay. Surprised me because I thought we wouldn't see an egg until the weather warmed in the spring, but they are all three laying an egg a day. With the exception of Hazel, our New Hampshire Red, her egg-laying is sporadic so far. The problem is, they have very cozy nesting boxes, the same height as their roosting bar so I know it is a comfortable height, yet they continue to lay their eggs on the floor of the coop. They scratch the cedar shavings and lay their eggs on bare hardwood, sometimes cracking the eggs in the "drop". And yet their straw-lined nesting boxes are right there, waiting . . . I even put fake eggs in the boxes to lure the girls, but it hasn't worked yet. Any suggestions on this issue as well???