I no longer follow the advice of so many on here about dealing with roosters. I've learned to never make my rooster jealous of me and to always shower him with respect for his status, allowing him to do what roosters do without any interference from me. I let him know that I know my position is merely the provider of food/water and care for him and his hens. I made mistakes with my first rooster, and he became meaner than a snake. This stuff of trying to prove that I'M the head rooster is just plain nonsense. I always try to make it look like the treats come from him when I let him eat out of the birdseed container, dropping a handful down in front of him so that he can call his hens over, and he knows what I'm doing. I treat the young rooster the same way. Neither has ever acted aggressively toward me.