So, my 17 mo old daughter and I were walking around the barn while her dad was cutting the grass. We happened across a couple of the chickens grazing, and she started to follow after one of them. Out of now where my barred rock rooster, who is still pretty young and apparently never seen a small child, comes feathers blazing claws baring at my daughter. I quickly grabbed her arm and stepped in between them shouting at him . That did not stop him. He came in for another attack, and he quickly got my foot directly in his chest. I knocked him back several feet, but he wasn't finished. He came at her AGAIN and immediately, before he could get to her, got another foot to the chest knocking him back even farther. The second one made him think a little and he started to back off. Finally, deciding that maybe this wasn't a good idea. Now the girls all saw this going on and I'm sure the kicks to the chest knocking him on his rear was a bit of embarrasment. I wasn't finished with him yet though. I figured if I let him go now there is a better chance of him trying this again. So, my daughter and I ,proceeded to separate him from the hens by walking briskly behind him, running him around the yard hissing at him. I am sure my neighbors, if the could see me, would get a giggle out of this. I know that my daughter did. Eventually, we cornered him in the coop where I grabbed that little buzzered by the ankles and held him upside down for all the girls to see. I held him there next to my daughter, to where she even petted his wattle. I then layed him on his side in the cooped released him and walked out. I just went on my gut instinct on what to do in this situation. As, I have never been here before. I stopped my husband ,whom did not see any of this, from his grass cutting. I told him that we may be having chicken noodle soup for dinner. Ok so what now? Do I need to cull my rooster or will the humilation stop him from trying this in the future? I only have the one roo and 5 hens. I really do like him and I know that he was probably just looking after his hens. I have seen him do it before to a cat and a dog. Did I do the right thing or is there a better way to handle this in the chance that this would happen again? Any words of wisdom are appreciated.