I have 7 week old chicks (6 BO of 3 Easter Eggers) and I have one that has started raising the feathers on the back of its neck when nervous or threatened. It saw a hawk a couple days ago that was way up in the air and raised those feathers. Today, when I went to take them from their brooder for some outside time, it jumped on the edge of the brooder, raised its "hackles" and started acting aggressive. My question, is this indicative of cockerel behavior and if so, does this indicate this cockerel will be a particularly aggressive one? It was ready to get me. If so, is there anything I should be doing to lessen the aggression towards us (21 month old son involved)? Or is there nothing that can be done to help it become more friendly? It's not my biggest chick, but one of the larger ones, and definitely has a lot more red to the comb and wattles so I'm suspicios of it being a roo. I'm ok with having a rooster as long as it's friendly to the people in our home! Thanks!!!