I previously posted a thread about my roster attacking me becuase i wore a different pair of shoes into the coop. Needless to say i now always wear the same pair of shoes into the pen every day. Today, my dad was attacked by the rooster, so when i went in to take over the cleaning, the rooster put his head down, started pecking aimlessly at the ground and began walking sideways towards me, making a strange sound the whole way. He did that to me once before, so i stuck my foot out in front of me, and just like the previous time, he attacked my foot. Instead of running off like last time, he ran about 5 feet away, and resumed his sideways walk, staring at me the whole time with his little eye. He never came after me directly, only when i stuck my foot out in front of me, but i was afraid to turn m back on him or kneel down and pet my girls. When i left the pen, i put my fingers through the wire of the side of the pen to pet a chicken, and the rooster ran at the pen. I pulled my finger out and watched as he pecked at the wire, trying to bite me!!! My question is: how do i deal with this? Some people say to pick him up and carry him around, but the last time i went to grab him when he sideways-walked up to me, he lunged for my face!!! I dont want to kick him, becuause my brothers do that and he just gets more aggressive every time. Some people say to spray him with a water gun. How well does this work? Others say to chase him across the yard, but when i did that, he turned on me and got my shin. There are a lot of posts that talk about dealing with your rooster, but how do you deal with this when you cant even pick him up?????