Kate in Arabia Posted February 18, 2008 Share Posted February 18, 2008 It's common here for people to let their chickens roam freely about. Four days ago a rooster started coming into our garden. He generally comes in the morning, like at 3 am, and proceeds to crow off and on throughout the day, really, as he prowls around our outdoor area. On the positive side, he's nice to look at and the kids get a kick out of seeing him. On the negative side, he digs in my vegetable plot and leaves his droppings around. I guess I have a few questions. Is this normal behavior, that a rooster would wander off by himself virtually all day, every day? Should I be concerned? Should I try to track down his owner somehow? I don't see how we can really keep him out, we have a wall around our property that he can flutter to the top of and over.. he even, actually, likes to perch underneath the awning over our pool, which is quite high. When he crows the other roosters in the area crow back, and they get this echo thing going on, so I don't feel as if he is "lost" -- is that even possible? I guess I don't really know *for sure* that he goes home at night, I haven't checked, but I see him hop back over the wall now and then during the day, but when I go outside again he's back. Totally clueless as to chicken behavior, lol. Kate Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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