We have a rooster. He has never been a friendly bird, even as a little day old. Always avoids humans. He is 9 months old. Up to now he has been respectful. He keeps his distance and defers to us when we are outside. Since we had a hen "go broody", he has changed a bit. He has gradually gotten to where he will come after me when I am with the other hens and when we are in the pen with the broody hen (who now has chicks) he will come over to challenge us. I now carry a rake or other tool to fend him off when I go out. Interestingly enough, he has NOT come after any of my kids. That would cause him to lose his life on the spot. It is just me. I notice, though, that when he hears the chicks peeping loudly, like when one of us holds one, he comes over looking very concerned. So, what gives? Why the change in behavior? Is it the broody? The chicks? Or does he need to be invited to dinner? Thanks!