My grandparents and I have one rooster with eight hens in a pen. We've had some trouble with the rooster attacking my grandfather when he goes to feed them and change their water. The rooster does not attack my grandmother or me. They are talking about getting rid of the rooster, but I would like to see if there is any other way to help calm the rooster down. I know he is just trying to protect the hens, but my grandfather is eighty years old, on coumadin, and bleeds easily. If it comes down to it I will feed the chickens and change their water. If anyone has any suggestions on way to get the rooster to stop attacking, I would greatly appreciate it if you shared. Also note that the rooster does not do this every single time he goes to feed, only sometimes, but it is still a problem. My grandfather has been hitting the rooster on the head because he has raised chickens before and knows how roosters fight with dominance, it stops him for the night and sometimes for a couple days, but then the rooster will attack again.