I had hatched out a clutch of eggs this May. I had 9 boys left, sold the girls and we were going to be processing them sometime soon. My main roo is in a run with his girls. They have been free ranging for a couple of months now. They always came home at night but tonight I didn't see him. I hope he is hiding somewhere. Even though we were going to eat him I don't want him to suffer.
I love watching them run around all over eating bugs and having great little chicken lives. I am loving the less bugs around my house. Today it was cooler and raining and my cat didn't go out for most of the day. I don't know if that had something to do with the missing rooster.
I don't let my layers and golden laced breeders out to free range because I am afraid of something getting them. Last year I had the cougar prints around my coops.