Sorry about the long post. I just want to make sure all the info is here so I can get some help.... I have a Buff Orp roo that has been a sweetheart for several months now. A gentleman with the ladies and a provider and protector for the whole flock. I could be in the coop or run and not even worry about where he is. Today was the first day I have let my flock out of the run to free range for the whole day. Everything was fine until my wife walked out into the yard. She called to me to tell me all the chickens were following her around, making her a little anxious. Then the BO roo, who is the alpha roo, charged her. Before I could tell her to stand still and not back up, she took a step backward and the roo flogged her lower legs. No harm done but then the battle was on! He would not stop. I told her to stand still and DON'T back down! She would kick out her leg every time he charged but the roo would not give up. Finally she gave him a good swift boot, not with her foot but her leg, hard enough to tumble him about 5 feet. He then finally seemed to stop, for a while. As soon as she went to walk away, he charged again. I stepped in between them and he stopped immediately. A friend and his wife stopped by. The roo went straight to the friend's wife and attacked her the same way. She is not a familiar person to the roo, but my wife is. Later, my 14yr old DD came home from school. SAME THING! And she works with the chickens every day! What the HECK?! The roo never attacked me, my 12 yr old son, or my male friend. I have read Rooster Red's page several times. I had my DD catch and hold the roo for 15 minutes. Soon after, he would run at her again. She caught him again and carried him around upside down for a few minutes. We went through this all evening. He still runs at her as soon as she tries to walk away. She has bruises all over her calves from the experience. She understands he is not 'just mean'. What am I to do? I really do not want to eat him or get rid of him. What happened to his mindset when he was let out of the run??