well, it finally happened, my 12 week old lakenvelder roo finally charged me. saturday i was in the fenced-in area with my chicks, just hanging out with them when Magellin (that's his name), came walking up to me. i noticed he had a strange look on his face, and was kinda shaking his head side to side. then, out of nowhere, he jumped up and started kicking me in the leg. i was a bit startled, as he has always been pretty cool. not ultra-friendly, but approachable (once in a while he would even let us pet him), so i stepped back and he charged at me again, feet lying. i didn't "kick" him, but instinctively pushed him back with my foot. so then i just yelled at him and started toward him at a slow walk, and kinda just followed him around for a while and he kept his distance. sunday he caused no problems, but then again on monday, i was doing some cleaning in the coop and he snuck in behind me when my back was turned and went at me again. so once again, i just yelled at him and then started stalking him around the pen and he backed off. what a jerk! i have read that lakenvelders are pretty nice roosters, but this guy needs to chill his jets. he's also becoming pretty aggressive to the ladies, constantly chasing them around, pulling feathers, pecking. i suppose he's just doing his job, but my once peaceful chicken farm is quickly becoming a battle ground. i think i'll wait a while and see how violent he gets with the hens come mating time before making any decisions on his fate, but i do have one question... at what age is a rooster ready for the stew-pot? funny how quickly he changed from "nice guy" to total "A-hole".