I have the sweetest pet rooster who turned 9 weeks old today. When he hatched, his StepMama nearly pecked him to death, and I rescued him in the nick of time. I've raised him indoors in my solarium. He has a very sweet and gentle nature and lets me carry him around to take him outside and such. Today he flew up on top of my head as he likes to do. When I pat my knee and say, "Baby, Baby," he flies right up and sits there. He'll do this over and over again. For two mornings in a row now, when I have gone to the solarium first thing in the morning to check on him, he has flown onto my hand and then proceeded to peck my middle finger hard with his beak, holding the skin in his beak for quite some time, kind of a pinching behavior. He doesn't draw blood but it hurts. What could this mean? It reminds me somewhat of a tomcat biting the neck of his queen. Could he be trying to mate with me? I am his family, since he wasn't raised with his StepMama and siblings. I let him play by their run, but his StepMama still dislikes him and tries to peck him through the mesh fencing of her run. The only affection he has gotten has been from me. He seems to loves it when I pet his neck very gently and stroke his feathers. He has plenty of water and food, so that's not it. I used to have a tomcat who would nip my heels and toes in a similar fashion, to let me know his food or water dish was empty, but that's not the case with this Rooster. I wondered whether the temperature might not suit him, but I don't think that's it. Could it be he's trying to let me know he's tired of the solarium and wants to go outside? It seems he is trying to send me a message of some kind, but I am too dense to get it. He did this weird pecking/pinching of my finger behavior two separate times this morning. Yesterday it was only the one time. Could he think my finger is a snake or worm? I have very skinny fingers. I tend to think it means, "How dare you leave me inside the solarium for so long. I want to go outdoors!" But I am not certain. What do you think? I will post a picture of him.