Heya, everyone! So, it is official! I had my first attack by mister Brutus today in a LONG time. Honestly, I am not sure what could have provoked him to do so. I am the treat-giver, basically. I feed them, give them water, clean their little nesting area, and so forth. Wherever I go, they started following. Brutus usually follows me the most. He will coming following behind me and then will wait when I turn around. I've noticed when he realizes I don't have a treat, he will either keep following a little, or he will just go away. Well, about an hour ago, I walked out of the house to go check on the eggs my hen has been sitting on to make sure they were still there. My siblings like to sneak the eggs for breakfast, but since we have so many eggs, I figured I would let her sit on them. Anyways, here comes Brutus. The hen, Porcia, was hiding away in a little bush we have. As I stop and turn around, I held my hands up to show I didn't have treats. He did't do anything and just stood there. When I started moving to turn away, here he came. He ran straight for me and got me good. I have two scratches on the back of my leg. He has never jumped this close to me or ran into me as roughly as he did. The last time he attacked me was a few months ago when I walked past him to go up the porch steps (he got me in the back of my leg then too) and had my back turned. Needless to say, I was shocked. I mean, I always hold my hands up when I have no treats and he usually leaves. I felt like it was coming, because I noticed how close he was trailing behind me when I was walking. He was acting a little odd beforehand, and the way he stood before he attacked was weird too. I stomped at him when he tried again and managed to scare him off Is there a reason why? Is it maybe because he thought his hen was in danger?