Ugh. First off, my roo, who is lucky to be alive in the first place, is about to end up in the stew pot. I say lucky to be alive because the original roo we had began to get a bit too dominant toward myself and the kiddos. As we would walk by the chicken yard to get to the coop, he would charge at the fence and try to peck us through the fence. Needless to say, he didn't last long and quickly became dinner one night. The night we got rid of the original rooster, we culled back to just one roo in the yard. Anyways, he was the only one we kept and got rid of 4 other roos that day. Well, the little bugger was very calm in nature. He would never come close to us, but definately not charge at us or buck at us. Heck, Im eating my own words now because when we lost a hen and two of her day old babies to a predator I was cursing up a storm to him saying "You're suppose to protect your hens!" Well, the tables have turned and this roo decided today, while I was in the yard tending to the needs of our younger flock that is in a pen up off the ground in their yard, he decided he was going to attack me! Thank goodness I was wearing some pajama pants. The little bugger winded up scratching me through my pants though. He charged at me twice. I took off my flip flop and was going to let him have it if he did it again, but he did not. I grabbed a stick, closed up the little chicks pen, and kept my eye on him until I got out of their yard. What the heck man. He's got split personalities. Nothing done in the last few weeks here would've enticed such behavior. Heck, the day before he was eating some grass clippings from my hand. Only thing I can think of is he was trying to protect the babies? *sigh* How do I get his behavior to stop? When we dealt with this with the other roo, nothing worked. Even trying to show him his place on the totem pole only made matters worse.