Hello, Wanted some advice... Yesterday we were letting our flock free range. We only do that when we are going to be outside with them or home at all times because all the problems we have had with predators. Anyway, myself, my husband our 10 year old son and 2 1/2 year old daughter were outside. OUr daughter went running by the chickens (1 rooster about a year and a half old) and 14 hens. When she ran by he jumped up and tried to spur her back, scared the crap out of me! Luckily he only got her with one of his claws through her t-shirt so it was not so bad, but really scared her. And this is a child that is not afraid of anything. Keep in mind we do not let her torment, handle or bother the chickens and is only allowed to pet them if we hold them. I know our rooster Romeo was just protecting her flock, but he has never come at any of us before. Any ideas or commments would be appreciated? I hate to get rid of him because I think it is important to have a rooster. Plus my son would be devasted because we hatched him last year. Any thoughts would be thankful.