I was not sure of keeping a cockerel because some of the stories i have read on here about them turning nasty scared me. Then i hatched out 1 lonely light sussex chick which i carried around for a week cos all he did was cry, and i fell in love and decided i would keep him. He is 17 weeks old and i've only heard him crow once a few days ago and nothing since. Today i picked up my 20 week old pullet to check her and i see him come running staring at me and he did not look happy, the pullet was screaming so maybe he thought i was doing some thing to her. When i went out this evening to put them in the coop, he charged over to me and bit my shoe, i was surprised as he has up to now been very sweet, i pushed him away with my foot and he did not challenge me any more. I hope he isn't turning nasty as i will not be able to keep him if he is, i have a 3 year old that loves to go out and interact with the chickens and i will not risk him getting hurt. I know this has been asked so many times but how do i deal with him, i need to sort it out sooner rather than later when it gets totally out of hand.