Yesterday afternoon I went out to feed my flock (11 hens, 1 RIR rooster). I was dipping crumbles out of the Rubbermaid can into the feed bowls and all the hens were standing at my feet watching. The rooster came strolling up, cocked his head to eyeball me, and then jumped up and sunk his spurs into my shin. Other than an occasional peck at my foot I have not had any trouble with him and I've had him for two years. Now, I've got a bruised shinbone and two puncture wounds where healthy skin used to be. Perhaps needless to say, I don't mistreat my birds. They are well fed and watered, stay in a nice coop, and have a large (48 x 16) pen to roam around in. I told my wife he's lucky it's me. My daddy would have had him for supper after a stunt like that. I'd like to keep ol' Rooster Cogburn around but not at the expense of my mobility. Are RIR roosters prone to unprovoked attacks or to develop a mean streak? Any hints/tips? Thanks in advance.