When I was a little girl my grandpa had a very mean rooster. From then on I was always afraid of them. Until I was around my husbands grandpas flock. His rooster is like a pet. He is so sweet. So we bought a flock about 20 weeks ago. We had no idea what sex we were getting. We ended up with 4 roos. A couple weeks ago my 3 year old and I were outside and as my son was walking one of the roos ran at him. Out of pure instinct I kicked at him. He was also charging my boxer dog that day. The dog thinks its a fun game tho. A week later the same roo flew up and scratched my niece on her arm. A few days after that both of my white roos went after my husband. So we gave them away. We now have 2 roos and they have always been very calm and sweet. But tonight I went out to shut up the coop and I was walking by one of the roos and I don't know if I made him feel cornered or what but he was just looking at me funny and I got scared so I just stood there and he stared at me for a minute and then charged at me. I then kicked him... UGH! My question is.. am I making them this way because I am scared? I don't want my son or any other kid that comes to my house to be in harms way. My chickens are always free ranging during the day and I don't want to have to worry about a mean roo attacking anyone. I hate to get rid of the 2 roos I have left because they r so beautiful and I like my girls having protection. Thoughts???