My daughters received #9 day old chicks for their 4-H project. After about a week, the excitement wore off. So, like a good mommie...I fed the chicks twice daily , held them , rubbed their bellies (they loved it) and spent quite a bit of time with them. When they were about 3 months old, I moved them outside (they were living in my office). I sat in their cage, gave them treats and generally took very good care of them. Ironically, they all ended up being cockrels Everytime I go into their enclosure (some in the barn, some in the goat pen, pig pen, etc....), they attack me. It hurts !! Two of them got so hostile with me I gave them a new home in my crockpot. My remaining cockrels make such an effort to attack me I will not even go into the animal pens without boots on. On the other hand, my daughters, who did not give them the time of day, walk in and out of their pens with sandals on. Not one peck !!! Where did I go wrong ? Out of six people in our family...I am the only one that they attack. Figures !! Any rational on this one ?