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NOCTURNAL ROOSTER !!!!
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EDDIE PETTY    Posted 12-31-2003 at 04:22:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a few layin' hens and one Barbedrock (sp)rooster. The girls are real good about staying in their pen (most of the time). However, that darn rooster must walk in his sleep. I make sure that they all are tucked in each night and the pen is secure. I leave for work at 3:45 A.M. and frequently find that rooster camped out on my pick-up, on the back yard swing or in the foundation flower beds. I have clipped one wing, moved anything close to the fence and made doubly sure that there are no gaps in the wire or gates unsecured.
Anybody got any notions on how to keep this guy in the hen house ??

Ed in 'ole Virginny


Juliana    Posted 12-31-2003 at 17:32:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had that problem with my rooster, but during the day time. I hid out and watched him, sure enough he was flying over the fence after getting up on the roof! He is a heavy bird and I didn't think he could do it till I saw him. Yes, chickens ARE smarter then we give them credit for.


ret    Posted 12-31-2003 at 08:32:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
guess you got to get some prettier hens for him. Getting more hens might work too, it does for most male species.You know, variety is the spice of life
REt


Dave Smith    Posted 12-31-2003 at 05:08:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Quite possible he puts himself on guard duty watching for preditors. I have observed that in wild turkeys feeding. One will allways have it's head up watching for preditors. Another will take over and put its head up watching and the first one will feed. They seem to take turns. I guess it's natures way of survival for them.
Dave <*)))><


Okie-Dokie    Posted 12-31-2003 at 06:03:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Then again, he might be tired of all them girls nagging at him all night, and does this just to get a good night's sleep.


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