I don't own chickens. My next door neigbors have them and I am taking care of their garden and chickens while they are gone for two weeks. Their rooster (he's all orange and white) is pretty young. He just got the crowing thing down last month. He has five hens with three being younger than the others. They have this spot they like behind the neigbors shop. It's slightly forested with low branches and kind of a compost pile nearby. Well I noticed out of the corner of my eye the other day when I was in my backyard my 10 year old step daughter was off our property near them bent over trying to get a close peak at them. Suddenly she was running with him chasing her. I made sure he stopped by cutting off his path to her. Soon as I turned to walk away he chased after me. I tried making myself look bigger with my arms, making noise, and charging him but it didn't work. He just stands there ready to chase me again. I wasn't happy with him or her. I told her to leave them alone. Yesterday my 3 year old daughter was playing in the neigbors sand box while I watered their garden. I seen the rooster start to walk near her. She waved at him like she was going to pet him (maybe provoke him) and then she lost interest and went back to playing in the sand box. While her back was turned he charged her and ran up her back. I chased him away but it was hard because he kept coming back at me. The rooster has never done this to his owners. I want them to have a peaceful vacation and not be bothered with problems at home. What can I do? What do I need to know to not provoke him? What do I need to watch for to know when he's thinking of attacking? I see and hear him crowing, flapping his wings, and puffing out his neck feathers whenever I come around. I assume he's trying to tell me something about how he's top of the flock and maybe me too. These chickens come on my property too. Every morning they come on my back porch because they like the bird seed the wild birds drop from the feeders. Sometimes the roam far from their coop. They've been known to go across the road two houses down for no obvious reason. Please help. Sorry this is so long I just didn't know what information might be relevant to my problem.