I have a cockerel named Lenny that is about 5.5 months old. He is usually a bit standoffish but agreeable. He will approach us when we come to visit the coop/run (kids, adults in any combination). He lets the kids pick him up, and is not averse to being petted or held. Yesterday I went in to collect eggs with my 9 y/o daughter. It was cold, so I didn't want to change into my chicken crocs from the beige colored imitation Ugg boots I was wearing. He immediately attacked my boots when I entered the run and would NOT back off no matter how many times I challenged him. I collected the eggs, and went after him every time he challenged me. I was ready to list him on craigslist or take him to be dispatched to freezer camp. Today I went to collect eggs, and clean the coop. I switched to the crocs before I went in and he was behaving like he usually does. I was in the coop and he joined the girls to come see to see what I was doing. He behaved like he normally does, and accepted the petting that I usually dole out equally to all the chickens. He never attacked me, just the boots, and he wouldn't back down, even when he got a kick to the chest. Did he really see the boots as that big of a threat?