Got a young roo some months ago and he is quite easy to handle. He seems to treat his hens nicely and really looks after them. One of the hens is one that I had several months before he came along. She has always been a cuddler and would run up to me and squat looking to be pet. For some reason I notice the roo does not like me to pet her. If she squats for me and I pet her, he gives me the stink eye and then slaps my hand with his beak. One night I found her roosting in the nest box. Not wanting her to do that, I pulled her out and of course she squatted so I pet her and then placed her on the perch next to the roo. He sidled along until her pushed her off. So I put her up there again and he sidled along to push her off. When I put my hand up between them and told him 'no, leave her there' he slapped my hand with his beak. I had to move her to another perch for the night. Kind of funny in a way, but does this mean that now that I have a roo, I won't be able to cuddle my hens?