I bought two Marans from a breeder. I didn't really know what I was buying, I only like the dark colored eggs. (Don't flame me, I am a fairly new chick mama.) Anyway, my chicks are now about 3 months old. They are in with Australorps, Golden Comets, and Ameracaunas. The rooster is the largest, most beautiful chick I have. The hen is nice looking. But here's the issue. About every few days I have to do some attitude adjusting with the both of them. They peck and grab at my hands when I go in to feed. I really think it's excitement about eating, because they are chow hounds. (They eat more than any chick I have.) But they are rough and I have taken to swatting them away. I don't want to be too rough, but if they are like this at almost 3 months, how in the world are they going to be when they are older. All the other chicks who are in with them are sweet and gentle. It's just this pair. They are gorgeous, but I am ready to stew 'em before I ever get that first dark brown egg... The rooster did fly at me once and peck me, but we settled that and he has never done it since. Now it's just pecking at my hands. He's also "rough" with all the other chicks, but I think it's just normal roo behavior, so far anyway. Any ideas how to make them stop pecking besides swatting them?