We have a rooster that we got when he was about 6 mos old. From the 2nd day he started showing aggression toward me. Then he started with my hubby. I eventually just accepted that I had to be quick and get out of his way in the mornings and wait til he was asleep at night to do chicken chores. I've found in the past couple of weeks, that the later I go down to let them out, the mellower he is. The other day, I don't know what possessed me, but I picked up a branch that was on the ground and he ran from it. It was 'Y' shaped, with a few little 'claws' on the end, was great for stirring up the litter in the coop floor. But anyway,I was able to pin him with it. He has avoided me since- well- he comes down the ramp, looks at me, then goes on about his buisness. When I first posted about this blasted rooster, several people suggested picking him up, carrying him around, showing who's boss and quit accepting his challenges to fights. Several people also suggested throwing a blanket over him to catch him. Again, I don't know what posessed me, but I tried that today. I wasn't fast enough. He ran from me, and at one point, I roared at him as loud as I could because he'd get a few feet from me and crow, so I was showing that I could be alot louder. I carried a hen around for awhile and that really made him mad. He did try to attack at one point, but I think seeing the bottom of my boot & me holding one of the hens at the same time made him think twice about trying to do that again. ANYWAY- HOW DO I CATCH THE ROOSTER? I am determined to carry him around, and some people suggest petting him and rubbing his wattles- HOW do I do that without getting pecked? I consider myself pretty physically fit- I'm a 29 yr old stay at home mom of 3, with fast reflexes- I do triatholons for crying out loud! I will catch this rooster. What am I doing wrong?