After reading a couple of the topics about rooster behavior and not wanting to hijack, I'm curious as to how to train them before trouble happens. I have an 8 year old gs that goes to gather eggs every so often and I sure wouldn't want him to get attacked. I do warn him to always keep an eye on the roo every time he's visiting. The roo (ameraucana) is very good at causing a commotion and protecting his girls from any animal that comes near their yard and so far is respectful of me. So is the best way to show that people are the boss ,picking him up and holding him? What do you do if he pecks you when you've got him? I've read to hold him upside down for a minute - is that right? Any hints would be helpful.