I have this barred rock rooster, I love the big guy, he's 16 weeks old and recently was released into the wonderful world of free ranging. I noticed he seems a bit more calm when he free ranges, back when he was in his run he would not tolerate getting even close to me but as a free range animal he will walk right on by, even eating lettuce out of my hand. Well, I was laying in the grass yesterday relaxing and I turned over and there is my rooster in full sprint headed right towards me, I jumped up startled as could be but he stopped and went back to doing his thing. I have been attacked by my friends rooster and I have the scars on my leg to show how bad it sucks. So my question is: When can you trust your rooster fully, if ever? Are there ways to tell if your rooster is going to be friendly or dangerous? I just don't want to make the mistake of getting too used to him and potentially having him jam his spurs into me or my friends/family. are there measures I can take to let my rooster know who runs the show? Mutual respect would be nice.