I just added 4 new black silkies to my flock, 2 hens and 2 roosters. They seem to be fine with my hens that I had, but I was wandering how aggressive are black silkies rooster. I have 2 kids (4 year & 2 year old) and the roosters didn't seem to aggressive until today (5/19/2010) . We just received them on Monday, but I went down today to gather the eggs and the rooster came at me. I just want to know will they go after my kids and why would they feel threaten by me now because I go to the coop every morning to give fresh water and make sure they have food and I check on them all day long. I also have 12 baby buff orpingtons that are a little over 4 weeks old. And there will be roosters in this bunch. I was doing research on what roosters would be the best to have around kids, and I found out Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons and Brahmas. The reasons I wanted a couple of roosters is to help with the predators. Because we have lost to many chickens, that I did reading up on that and found out that roosters will tell the hens when there is a predator around. So, I am wandering what do about the black silkies and my kids. And how do I teach them not to be aggressive toward me or anyone else, especially my kids. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.