I have a rooster that will attack you anytime you get near the hens or the coop. It's not a huge deal,because you can just stick your foot out. He's been getting on my nerves, and I just figured I would get rid of him when I raised some new chicks this year. My attitude changed yesterday when I saw a hawk swoop down towards the flock, and "Fernando" (the rooster!)flew up about 8 feet in the air at the hawk and chased him away. I have found a new respect for my aggressive rooster.