He's an australorp, about 1 yr old, and we've had him since he started crowing. He matches my 5 australorp hens, so I can get full-breed chicks. But, his 5 hens are nearly featherless on the heads from his activity. And, when I let them free-range, he won't go back in the tractor coop on his own. He roosts on top of it, and we end up going to great lengths to get him back inside. (If we didn't have bird-dogs, I'd consider leaving him out all the time.) He has attacked me several times, once when I was spraying Blu-Kote on one of his hens. Made sense he was protective, but even after boot to the head over and over, he continued to run at me. And, most alarmingly, he attacked me from behind when I was just filling a feeder. I hollered (scared me silly) and kicked him as hard as I possibly could. He walked off for 5 minutes and came back but wasn't aggressive then. So, what do you think? Is this just to be expected in a rooster?