My husband & I have are very new to raising chickens, just starting out towards the beginning of this year. We had originally modified an older coop that been on our property from a previous owner, but unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were not able to secure it well enough, & something got at our first chickens (1 roo & 3 hens) when they were still quite young. After some extensive research, my husband built a great new coop (the Ft. Knox of coops!) from scratch at a different location in the yard. Then in June of this year, a neighbor of some friends of ours was looking to give away 2 young roosters (about 2 months old) that she had brought home as chicks, having been told they were female. (She already had an older roo & it had started to really kick around these younger ones. They had large patches of feathers missing, red spots, etc.) Even though we were hoping to have a flock number similar to the first one we lost, being the novices that we are, my husband & I agreed to take them in, assuming we would just make sure that we got enough hens for both of them to be happy. Of course, once we looked into it further, we quickly realized we don't have the space for that many chickens! So as of right now, we have quite the unusual flock consisting of just the 2 boys. Anyway, the 2 of them have been great to have around. They were understandably standoffish the first couple weeks we had them, but warmed up & fell into a routine pretty quickly. Now that they are about 5 months old, the larger & seemingly dominant one of the pair, Willie, has decided to test me. He had tried to take a run at me twice before, but didn't hurt me & to be honest I wasn't quite sure what he was doing. Yesterday, he ran at me again, & this time was more aggressive than before. I had shorts on in the morning & when I went to refill their feed, he jumped up & actually scratched me on the back of the leg. Again, being a total beginner, only after reading some older posts on this website, did I actually recognize that this is called "flogging" & he also has been "sidestepping" towards me a lot in the past few weeks, as well. So far, he has not tried to do this to my husband or my mother-in-law who took care of them a few times when we were out of town, & they both run like hell from our 18 month old daughter. (Although, from now on, I will be very careful letting her around him). I know I need to show him I'm the boss, but they are free ranging & I can't see me being able to catch him to hold him down, etc. like some people had suggested to other posters. Any other suggestions? And also, we always planned to get rid of one of the boys eventually because we do want to have hens & eggs. Is this behavior typical in roosters that a more experienced chicken raiser would perhaps still be interested in taking him, or is he better off for the pot?? And, just in case the breed is that closely related to aggression, the woman who gave them to us said they were Americaunas, which I've heard is a mix of Araucauna, but our boys look almost exactly like pictures of New Hampshire Reds we've seen, except they do not have waddles & their feet aren't orange, but more of a green color. Thank you for any help you can give!