I will try to keep this short and sweet. Somehow we ended up with 3 roosters, never intending to have any. Everyone got along fine for a long time, then the black australorp and rhode island red starting attacking children - unprovoked. I an umsure of what Rooster #3 is. One day, the black australorp killed the rhode island. Rooster #3 is still loving and docile. He is a lap chicken. We gave the australorp away. Lucy (rooster 3) is still my buddy. He comes when he is called, he even nuzzles me. Sweet guy, never attacks ME. Then one day he attacked my mother in law and my children. He only seems to attack people who have never picked him up. My kids are small, 4 and 5 - and now they are terrified of all the chickens because they don't know a rooster from a hen (I've tried to show them but they just don't care after they were attacked. Why would he do this? Is he tyring show dominance?