My barred rock rooster is just now reaching full maturity. He has always been docile till now though not really tame. I could pick him up if I had to and he didn't really mind that much, but he wouldn't stand still to be petted or anything like that. Anyway...in the last few days, he has run up behind me and chest-butted my leg, and then today he ran up and pecked me on the back of the leg. Not enough to draw blood, just enough to let me know he was feeling frisky. When he chest butted me (literally bashed my leg with his chest) I swatted him on the heinie with the bucket scrubber I was holding. My husband said, no! don't do that, then it will always be war. So, today he pecked me, and when I turned around he backed off and I just wouldn't let him get behind me again after that. But i didn't do anything to him. How should I handle him? Do I have to put the fear of god into him, or will that make him meaner? Is there any way to keep him from getting nasty toward people? He seems pretty fine with the hens, sometimes he throws his weight around but he is mostly a gentleman.