My husband picked up a hen who started protesting. All the roos came running and he thought he was ok since the big roo was keeping his distance and the more aggressive banty was just hackling at this feet, then he got hit from behind. He was NOT squatting, he was standing up right when the roo hit. This is a 2lb dutch no bigger than a tall pigeon. Who now has filed down spurs. The funny thing is when this all happen I was heading back to tell him the standard cochin roo had finally pushed me to far and one way or the other he was not going to live thru the weekend. My husband had argued on his behalf before, but no more. He has to work tomorrow so when he's gone I'm offing the nasty arse of a bird. His comment was, "Stew him."