First off, I didn't want a rooster... just an accident He was so very sweet though, so I kept him... then he turned out really pretty and I was happy with him! Decided I would breed my silkies in the spring (its all I have). Well, last week we were out in the yard and my 2 year old brought him an apple core... well instead of just being happy with the snack as he usually is... he fluffs up, puffs him neck and throws his spurs at her. I got running for her, but after the 2nd blow she falls on the ground and he's off running. Luckily she was laughing thinking he was 'playing' with her. So I chase him back up to the coop and lock him up. Then yesterday I let everyone out of the run, and of course they all nearly run me over trying to be the first one out and my rooster runs at my hand and bites me! Drew blood from my pinky (go figure, his name is pinky!) and then tried to take off. I scooped him up and kept him on lock down under my arm while I walked out to the pond to feed my ducks. Hung on to for awhile, if he struggled I held on tighter. Now my issue is, if he's still agressive and I continue to do this is there any other opinion to get him in check again. I don't know where this attitude change came from... he's always been very good with the kids and let me pick him up all the time. This just started a week ago? I really wanted to breed him, but I don't need my kid losing a finger!