My once angelic rooster has several times turned on me. He's the incredible hulk of Jersey Giants. I mean when he attacks with those legs and wings it's incredible. He's never bitten me thank God but he has beaten the crap out of me a few times. His kicks and punches are shockingly strong. It's only happened a few times but now I'm finding I have like a post-traumatic response, when he's around I keep a rake handy for defense just in case. I'm always watching my back. Normally he's rushes to see me and hopes for food for him and his ladies but occasionally out of nowhere BAM he attacks. Today he caught me off guard. I had nothing in my hands and was in shorts and flip flops and I was 20 yards form the chickens who were out in the yard. He came after me and chased me around the coop twice, and around the house once while I screamed for my husband who got there just as I had reached a shovel and was poised to strike. I sware as soon as my husband opened the door to see what I was yelling about there was my rooster looking innocent and pecking at grass and there I was with a shovel up in the air. MY ROOSTER FRAMED ME! My husband looked at me like I was from Mars! I told him what happened and DH went to pick up to rooster and I was yelling "be careful, watch out" and then the roo just slowly walked away like he didn't even notice we were there! My roo only attacked my husband once, which may because he's better with the roo then me or because he doesn't tend to them everyday as I do. Either way I look crazy. I read the articles on dealing with agressive roosters but I gotta tell ya' when he's coming at me like a bullet shot out of a gun there is no way I can grab him by any body part. Even if I were wearing full body armor how in the world would I get him? I don't want to grab for the neck because I'll get bitten for sure. I can't just try and push him to the ground to get a good grip on him becaus he kicks and punshes. I also worry I might accidently yank a wing and hurt him. Ugh! What do I do? How EXACTLY do you grab a rooster whose trying to beat you to a pulp? What body part is my safest bet to aim for? Is there a youtube video on this or something? How do you wrestle a rooster full of adrenaline? (BTW - Stew pot isn't an option. He's too responsible and attentive to my hens to lose.) Errrr! My husband is sitting next to me laughing right this minute!