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Old 02-07-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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I live in a suburban city thats not zoned for having them, yet one has seemed to wander into my neighbors yard behind my house. I chase him away with a pvc pipe but he keeps coming back to roost in this specific area. Why wont he leave?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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Well, chickens are creatures of habit. I guess he got lose from whatever captivity he was in and he is spending the night in the most comfortable (from his point of view) place he can find from a safety point of view. And they don't think like people. Give him a break and let him stay there awhile.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Chickens can be a very beneficial bird to have around. He's probably coming back as you have insects that he's eating and they are probably a favorite of his. I'd keep him around if it were me, but ya have to understand, I grew up on a chicken farm. If you don't want him around, get a large owl or large owl eyes and put them where you see him the most. The owl is his enemy as owls love chickens. He'll run off and won't bother you again.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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He may have been chased off by other roosters where he lived. I had chickens and roosters at one time and one or two ended up living with neighbors because the other roosters chased them off. They are very territorial and protective of their "women". LOL
Please leave the little guy alone. He is doing no harm and won't bother you. Obviously, he needs a safe place to be. Just let him be.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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Maybe the person that lives in the house behind you, or the people that lived there before owned this rooster. He sounds like this is home to him. Maybe you can call the Human Society and they can trap him.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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Well, chickens are creatures of habit. I guess he got lose from whatever captivity he was in and he is spending the night in the most comfortable (from his point of view) place he can find from a safety point of view. And they don't think like people. Give him a break and let him stay there awhile.
He crows at 530 in the morning waking up my one year old son, and if my son is awake Im awake, he needs to go.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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^^^ If you do anything to get that rooster out of there then it will bring you very bad luck...something bad will happen!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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He crows at 530 in the morning waking up my one year old son, and if my son is awake Im awake, he needs to go.
See where he roosts and go out there at night and catch him and the call animal control.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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^^^ If you do anything to get that rooster out of there then it will bring you very bad luck...something bad will happen!
Im having rooster stew tonight for dinner.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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^*Karma*^
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