My tom has been acting kind of aggressive lately. He's taken to pecking at my feet, taking offense to me walking around with buckets, and today he let me know in no uncertain terms that he hates my hubby's tennis shoes... I went to let him out of a pen he fell into when roosting, and once out, he started pecking at the shoes. I pushed him away, then started walking away, when he jumped me and proceeded to give me a good kick in the back of the leg. He left a big scratch and a bruised calf. I don't know if it's age, hormones, familiarity with me, or what, but his behavior has gotten progressively worse over the past few months. He's about 1 1/2. The other tom isn't even concerned with me, but then he wasn't hand raised either. If this keeps up, I think he may end up in the freezer, as much as I don't want to do it.