I have raised 7 roosters this year of different ages. My youngest is still probably under 5 months old and the oldest is about 7 months. All but one of our roosters have been flighty and pretty much stay away from us if they can. They will cautiously eat from our hand now and again. Of course the kids really liked the one that did not. He liked to be held, walked right up for food and would just sit on their shoulders. Last week he took a shot at me while we were feeding a corn treat to them. This morning he left a 1 inch blood blister on my hand when I moved a piece of feed packaging away from the food. I'm starting to wonder if the majority of "nice" cockerels are bound to go aggressive because they don't understand the pecking order and that the human is alpha. Anyone else experience this? Note: When he did take shots at me I did not kick him. I picked him up and stroked him under the chin for a while each time.