Our rooster is developing an aggressive personality, and I've read lots of advice: "turn him into soup," "smack him with a stick," "pick up him up and carry him around," and "squirt him with water." Hoping that he won't have to become soup.... Has anyone ever been successful at stopping the aggression? Seems like picking him up settles him down, but we have been repeating the same routine for a couple months with no real changes. He still challenges almost every day. We have not yet tried the water squirt gun, but the other methods seem to stop the aggression for the day only. Now, the roo has taken to sneaking up on my husband when his back is turned, and has even flown up toward his face. He even bites my husband when he's feeding the hens treats. He seems to attack my husband the most. Husband uses the "pick up him" tactic, as well as sweeping him away with a stick. I don't get attacked nearly as much, but I'm VERY careful about keeping him away from me. I distract with treats or shout when he starts running toward me, and that usually prevents an attack...but I feel like I'm walking around on eggshells (ha) around this bird, and it's getting annoying. Not sure if you guys can weigh in on any of these details, but if you have a method that has actually WORKED please let me know! Thanks.