hello. I am looking for positive advice, or suggestions please. I have almost 2 year old rooster, that lives among 9 other hens and 4 ducks. over the years he's been wonderful. however the past 6-8 months he has gotten very agressive. anybody that enters that part of the yard. he charges. guess he's got alot to protect. we have fenced off our animals from our children. for our childrens safety of course. today, i was outside, (it was raining a bit) but i was outside with the animals as they free ranged. (there was a hawk incident, another thread)) anyways, as i was finding some juicy worms for some chickens, the rooster was always close by. just as i saw (i though was hawks) were actually crows, i called out to the animals "girls get in" to get them back into their covered run etc. .... I am walking quickly with all of them. (they are following me). my rooster starts attacking me. so much so, left my hand bloody and my rear end black and blue. he was jumping and attacking me! I turned around (i actually thought it was my dog, shes a small little jumper) then i realized it was "him". i turned around and said. "what are you doing, i am protecting your girls. really? really?" i didnt think to grab my shoe and whack him with it. he backed off. i ran back to my house. left all of them out there. my husband was home, came outside. my hand was bloody and was like "what the heck happend" he told me "get inside hon, get cleaned up, maybe a hawk will carry him (refering to the rooster off). i am shocked he went after the person who takes care of him, feeds him. my knuckle hurts too. i wonder why he went after me. was it because i was getting worm for his girls? my comment about "run girls" loudly. i know lots of people will say. " he should be dinner". but he's very beautiful and he does a good job protecting them. but to attack me. thoughts and advice please. please be kind and civil.