I have a RIR rooster that has started attacking me at times. I have kicked him away, hit him with a stick and a bucket just to protect myself. He is about 6 months old. The five hens he is with started laying August 1st. He has just started this. It isn't every time I go in the pen, but I never know when he does it. He lowers his head, the feathers on his neck flare out and he lunges at me throwing his feet at me as to use his spurs. He only has small nubes right now, but he could hurt someone when he gets older. Is he being protective of the hens or is he probably just mean as rip?