I have 3 (2 roos) RIR and 2 (hen) production Reds, free range in day. One of my hens has recently started to lay eggs. I was retrieving an egg from the nest and exiting the empty coop when my alpha approached the door. When I exited, he charged me with his right wing (furthest from me) down and took a few steps toward me (walking sideways) with his left wing still in place. From what I've read, this is definitely an official challenge (his first). Other behaviors I interpreted as challenging my authority could be brushed off as a possible misunderstanding or minor occurrence (each one met with a walk in my arms and a seat on the ground until he was still long enough for me to walk away). Is my picking him up and looking him in the eye and putting him in the submissive position enough or do I need to up my game on the next challenge (or even before that)?