I went to open the pop-door to let them out for the day and he came flying out at me and trying to spur me! This frickin' bird has lost his ever loing mind! He is a year old and has been respectful until now. I went after him and kicked him good when he tried to have another go at me. After that kick connected, he backed off but didn't back down - still puffed up and displaying a bit. Then he went into the coop and got on the roost and crowed - I thought it would be best to not allow him to crow/display at my eye level, so I went in and knocked him off the roost. He thought it was a good idea to come after me again. Stupid roo. I snatched him up and held him upside down by his legs until he quit fighting and was quiet - probably about 2 minutes. Then I put him back into the run and stood there to make sure he didn't have any more thoughts about coming after me. He kept his distance and wasn't puffed up anymore. So...couple of questions....how long can I hold a rooster upside down like that without hurting him. Mad as I am, I don't want to be cruel - just very clear that I am not to be challanged. Period. Moron. Then - I can seperate him from his girls if that will serve him a piece of humble pie. I plan on having another "meeting" with him after work today. If the meeting doesn't go well - he will be considered for dinner. Too many nice roos to put up with a jerk!