I was out collecting the eggs today, I had let the chooks out to wander around the yard (the are doing an awfully good job clearing all the weeds) But when i went to collect the eggs a couple of the hens and the roo came back into the pen. The Roo (Clarence) was less than impressed with me picking up the eggs and looked as though he was ready to have a go at me, and as I tried to move out, he did have a go at me! Not a big one it was a bit of a half effort not like when ive tried to pick up one of his girls, but an go none the less. Interestingly though, I have some new silkie chicks ranging from 2 to 5 weeks in age, which i took outside yesterday and the chooks had their first good look at yesterday. Ive also noticed Clarence having his merry way with the girls quite frequently of late and seems to be putting right effort into that too. So im wondering is he maybe looking to settle down and have a couple of youngling? None of the girls seem interested in sitting on the eggs, none were there when i collected them. But i did wonder if he was a bit ticked at me that i picked them up.