Hi we're new to raising chickens and have some questions. It seems we have an aggressive rooster on our hands. I've been searching sites for several days now, a lot of them say to catch it and to carry it around. How in the world do you catch a chicken? All of ours run away from us! Most of them were hand raised so I don't understand it. We got them as tiny chicks and had a light and all. My granddaughter would hold them for hours, never just a certain one. They were hatched right before easter. So I think that makes them about 4-5 months old. They are now in the pen w/coop. We have tried to catch them again to no avail. My granddaughter was devastated that she could no longer hold them. Back to our problem. My daughter and I frequently would go back to the coop to give them treats. Now the rooster, the alpha one I am certain of, challenges us. One day he challenged my daughter who had the feed bucket in her hands. He flew up and tried "biting" the bucket. I read somewhere to challenge him. So when he challenged me, I stomped my foot and yelled no. This worked one time. Now he comes clear up to the house. One day he was at the door looking in! He likes to hide under the pine tree and if you come out in the yard, he comes running at you. I have tried chasing him back to his "domain" the area around the coop, but he has decided the entire yard is now his. He only challenges me and my daughter so far, not her husband. How do we make him stay in his area and leave us to enjoy our back yard again? I know about clipping their wings, but we had a predator get into the coop several nights and now we hate to clip their wings and leave them defenseless. Our little banties are terrified to go into the coop and we can not catch them now. We have a fence /pen at the coop so they are out during the day. But the banties got out and now we can't get them to go back into the coop. It seems that all the chickens are terrified of us. Can anyone help us? Thanks for those of you who offer suggestions!