I have a 5 mo Buff Orp roo (who I just discovered was a roo- he was *supposed* to be a hen... oh well) who is generally pretty easygoing and relatively tame.. however he has started to get a touch aggressive towards me (puffing up, chest up, 'charging', etc). The first time I was crouched down petting my BO hen Amber- I swatted him gently across the chest and pushed him back, which worked for the moment. Later on I was picking up my other BO hen Diva and he started the behavior again- while I was standing- and would not relent. Finally I gently shoved him out of the way again with my foot and he let me go by. This is the first issue I've had with him. I can still pick him up and carry him about and he's pretty cool with it. How should I handle his aggressive moments? Amber's also been pecking me a lot lately- not for the sake of pecking, but trying to get bits of dirt or food off of me it seems... but she's pecking HARD and seems to have forgotten she's not supposed to do that.. she's also 5mo and has not started laying although her comb is quite red... could she be getting fussy because she's getting ready to start laying? What can I do to keep her from pecking? She's also rather tame. Diva and my RIR hen Red are still pretty flighty, and Red is LOUD as hell (although telling her to shut up works pretty well)... tips on how to work on getting them tamer would be nice too... Thanks guys!