were they just joining in. This morning my cockerel charged at me for the first time, so I pushed him away. Then he pecked at my boot so I gave him a good but non damaging kick. 10 min later, he tried charging again so I pinned him down, instantly, my 6 pullets started attacking him while he was pinned so I allowed him to run away, and he did fast. Just wondering why they would attack him, they do see him as the leader and usually follow him around. Or do they see me as the head of the flock, I'm not really sure about this one. Either way, he will fear me eventually, that I'm sure of.