I recently discovered that I have a RIR cockerel - he's about 4 months and I am new to having chickens. As a chick, he was more aggressive with the other chicks (3) who are all pullets. He would peck at their toes causing some blood - really annoying but keeping him isolated for a little bit mellowed him out. I want to say this was around 6-8 weeks old. Flash forward to now and he started doing the rooster dance around me - no dropped wing, but would circle may arm if I went to pet him or show the chickens a bug. When I discovered this could be his aggression coming back, I started picking him up and carrying him around with me. Once I pick him up, he is very calm, doesn't try to get away and is content to stay there. He never bites at anytime. He does also do the side step like turkeys do. If he challenges me in anyway, I don't back down, but just calmly pick him up. After a few times of that, he will start squatting around me or hiding and squatting. It seems like he is submitting? When he squats, the challenges from him have stopped. He is trying to mount one of the hens which is the same age as him - she want no part of it. So is all this normal or do I have a more aggressive rooster ahead of me? I usually just chalk it up to chicken puberty and figure he'll grow out of it, but I just want to make sure I am addressing it correctly. Thanks!