I don't know if it's because spring is coming or what but they were being terrible today. I was walking across the yard and a felt something bounce off the back of my calf. I looked down to see one of my Dutch roos looking up at me. I thought he'd tried to fly up to my shoulder and crashed, but before I could give him any sympathy the little creep attacked my leg again. He got his butt booted around the yard! An hour later I'm working on a gate latch when Zham! Right in the back of the leg again, but this time it hurt! 2lbs of fightin' fury turned and ran like mad when I grabbed the broom. I whopped him like a feathered hockey puck. Couple hours later I'm coming out of the coop after fillin' feeders and there's my huge cochin roo hackles up wings spread. The fight was on! Usually a couple boots and he backs down but this time he wasn't going to. I grabbed my bamboo rod and gave him some whups then accidentally whacked him hard on the head. He gave one big flip then started twisting on the ground. I thought I'd killed him!!! I tried to pick him up but he did this violent flip roll and got away. I backed off to give him a minute. He twisted some more then rolled up on his keel head wobbling. Eventually he staggered to his feet. After about 15minutes he seemed fine, even chasing the dutch roos away from some corn I scattered. Sadly I doubt this will have been a lasting lesson. Nothing seems to stick for more than a week with that boy and I've tried all of Red Roosters recommendations. I guess if he's alive in the morning no permanent harms been done. I like having the roos, but I'm seriously reconsidering having full sized ones. I rarely where long pants and those claws hurt, let alone the spurs.