a couple weeks ago I introduced an 8+mo old rooster to my flock of 12 hens. the rooster was handled alot while he was being raised so at this stage he is pretty mellow around me. If I move slow I can corner him in the run and pick him up without much fuss and hold and pet him. He allows me to pick him up and doesn't struggle while being held or petted. So, now to the question: From this point further, should I keep picking him up and holding him or should I just treat him like the rest of the flock? Treating him like the rest of the flock would mean talking to them while taking care of them, hand feeding some treats occasionally, herding them back into the run after free ranging, gently petting/touching them if they come close enough but not forcing them by picking them up or cornering them. I don't care if I can't pick him up as long as he remains mellow and doesn't go psycho on me, I've had enough of the psycho roosters to know I won't hesitate to send him off to freezer camp if he starts to attack. So what would others do to keep a mellow rooster mellow?