Rhodey, my RIR roo, has always been a pretty calm natured rooster for the most part until recently. He is a true gentleman with all of the hens and does an A-1 job standing guard and protecting all the girls. My problem that I am starting to have with him now is that he keeps going after my 4 year-old and attacking her. His spurs are just now starting to grow, so they haven't been an issue be he keeps getting her with his beak and his spurs will be an issue before long. Now if I'm out in the yard and he sees me watching him, he won't touch her, but as soon as my back is turned he goes after her. A few weeks ago my DD was throwing some sand at the hens and that was the first time Rhodey got her, but I didn't grab him up and discipline him because he was protecting his hens and my DD was wrong and learned a lesson from it. But now any time she walks past the chickens or through the yard, he goes after her for no reason. I'm at my wits end with him. He's been such a big part of my family and flock, that I hate to get rid of him but if he is going to hurt my little angel all of the time, he's going to have to go. I realize that the sand throwing incident probably left an imprint on him, but is there some way to reverse that and reprogram this boy? Something has to change, or Rhodey has to go.