Well today my 4 yr old little girl who absolutely adores and respects the chickens and roos was attacked by her favorite roo. He has always been really nice and she holds him all the time. Today he must have felt like his girls were being bothered, or he didn't like being held in the coop ( which we really haven't done) or maybe he heard the other roo mating which maybe he couldn't split up in time or who knows? She was in the coop feeding ( well laying pellets all over the coop for the girls) and on the roosting posts etc..while she was doing some chores of putting more bedding in the nesting boxes and then putting our fake golf balls back in. She was holding him and then when she put him down he turned around and pecked at her hand and flew at her back and scratched her. ( I was right in the run at the time) Anyhow she is fine but shaken. Long story short. Is there anything I should do to prevent this behavior other than keeping a close eye on him? I held him immediately afterwords and had her hold him again too but out in the run...He was fine. ( behaviors are changing right now as all my 16 pullets are becoming ready to lay- 3 have started. We have 3 roos-1 we will rehome possibly and the 2 are still working out who is in charge) Could this just be it? I definitely want to make sure that they know we are in charge of the flock first. TIA for any comments.