Today my Jersey Giant rooster 'pecked' me. He pecked me so good it left about an inch bruse on me.. He likes me.. I dont understand why he did it. I was trying to gather up some chicks that I keep in a brooder at night but free range by day. They were all peeping and getting noisy about me picking them up. While I was bending over some plants he came and grabbed at my leg. It scared me more than it did hurt really.. I jumped up and chased him around the yard till he ran in the coop where I pinned him to the ground till he quit wiggling then picked him up and held him for about 10 mins. I was sorta afraid he was going to peck my face though.. IDK if he was just saying 'hey what are you doing to those chicks..leave them alone' or what. Hes never pecked me. I pick him up and carry him around everyday! I talk to him and feed him. I love watching him come bounding across the yard when I call for him. Its the funniest thing to watch! He does NOT like my children though. They are actually his size so I think he thinks they are aggressors. Hes attacked them both! I put him up before I even think about letting the kids in the backyard now.. IDK what provoked him. ....I do think it was my boots. When I wear them with shorts they are alot more flappy than when they are hidden behind my pants. They come up about half of my shin and leaves about 2 to 3 inches on the sides.. That is kinda where he pecked me was right above the boot. Hes gone after my boot before.. IDK why picks such dumb things to pick on. My friends dog will chase my hens and snap at them and all he does is screetch about it. Doesnt try and protect them or anything.. (and dont worry that dog go a good kick in the butt by my boot!) IDK WHAT to do with my roo.. Hes probly about a year and a half now and his spurs are getting bigger everyday! (I keep reminding the bf to bring the drimel home..so that means hell bring it come fall ) Will this get worse or do you think hes just like any ol roo? I want to keep him cause I do love him..but I cant have him attacking me..or my kids.