I have a rooster that I raised from an egg. He is a pet and I have always cuddled him. My bad after reading all these posts. He spent his first four months on my shoulder and then as my companion while I did my barn chores once he moved outside. He was with one to two hens throughout the winter and allowed to roost in the big barn. He was super friendly until I moved him to new coop with 10 hens. I understand he takes his job seriously and has a lot of responsibility. How can I train him to trust and respect humans while still protecting his hens? If he charges me, I just pick him up while I finish what I am doing, but he is attacking my neighbors. I may have to take his free range privileges away if it continues. I was able to train his dad who I recently rehomed. I was new chickens a year and a half ago and he attacked me every time I went in to feed them. I ended up carrying a small broom and tapping him in the chest and he stopped chasing me if I came in with the broom. Then one day he was in the pasture and I had to catch him so I picked him up. After that I would pick him up when I had the opportunity and pet him while he was perched at night. Soon I had both his trust and his respect. Not sure how to retrain junior because he is already quite spoiled. I have to use kindness - could never kick him after raising him from chick. Any help would be appreciated.