Hi, My name is Jami and I live in the mountains just outside of Albuquerque. My daughter brought home five chicks from her science class and our adventure began. We have four hens and a rooster. The hens came from a hatchery and the Roo was an incubator chic hatched at school. He is a beautiful big guy and has always been friendly until recently... He's starting to become aggressive, over protective I guess. They are six months old and our smallest, Twizzel has just laid her first egg. She is a Frizzel mix, she's all white with a big cotton ball tail and feathered feet. She much smaller than the rest. She's very sweet and has a funny personality. She is the first to lay an egg...Le Peep the Roo was in the coop while she was laying, pacing around nervously. He seems to be very protective and has recently starting charging at us while they are free ranging during the day. I'm becoming nervous to go outside. My daughter usually grabs him and holds him for a few minutes seems to work for her but he jumped on my legs the other day while I was standing still. Scared me but didn't break my skin. I think he didn't like my slippers. I won't be wearing them again. Any suggestions to put him at ease? I'm looking forward to being a part of this site. Thanks!