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My RIR rooster ran away! Where do they like to go?

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Hello,

I'm fairly new to this chicken thing (and loving it!) and got myself a beautiful RIR rooster today - he's 4 months and quite friendly. Not old enough to keep my hens in line, though so I separated him from the hens and he was in his own run...

Anyway, it seems that he got bored, or hungry, or homesick or whatever and decided to fly away! We have quite a lot of land so I'm sure he's still on our property - I just have no idea where a rooster would go?! It is dark now so I have given up on searching for him and will have a look in the morning. I don't have to worry too much about predators because we live in New Zealand - I just want to find him so I can clip his wings!!

Any and all help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tanya

I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Texas and now live in New Zealand. I have 9 brown shaver hens, 2 hamburg pullets, 1 pekin rooster, 1 white hen of some description, 1 Rhode Island Red rooster, 1 black silkie pullet, 15 brown shaver pullets, 1 dalmation, and 2 sheep. Life is busy!
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I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Texas and now live in New Zealand. I have 9 brown shaver hens, 2 hamburg pullets, 1 pekin rooster, 1 white hen of some description, 1 Rhode Island Red rooster, 1 black silkie pullet, 15 brown shaver pullets, 1 dalmation, and 2 sheep. Life is busy!
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I hope he comes home and he probably will.


Edited by kezabel - 1/17/10 at 1:45am
1 Hubby, 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs and 3 Bantam Hens named Dipsy, Fiffie and Darna & now 5 silkies hatched by Fiffie and Darna!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=186559&p=1
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1 Hubby, 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs and 3 Bantam Hens named Dipsy, Fiffie and Darna & now 5 silkies hatched by Fiffie and Darna!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=186559&p=1
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post #3 of 4

New Zealand! What a lucky rooster! I would probably run away too because it is so pretty there... anyway he is probably in a tree somewhere and he will come back when he gets hungry enough hopefully... I would suggest looking up because they do not sleep on the ground usually... do you have any neighboors??? I have a friend whose chickens attracted the neighboorhood chickens and roosters so they might be visiting smile Good Luck!

My life is a wonderful zoo! 1 Jack Russel TONY, 1 Rat Terrier BRIDGET, 1 Porcelain D'uccle (Victor), 2 Easter eggers (Clara and Loraine), 2 evil barred rocks and 2 two month old Speckled Sussex hens (Kate and Pippa).
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My life is a wonderful zoo! 1 Jack Russel TONY, 1 Rat Terrier BRIDGET, 1 Porcelain D'uccle (Victor), 2 Easter eggers (Clara and Loraine), 2 evil barred rocks and 2 two month old Speckled Sussex hens (Kate and Pippa).
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My awesome awesome hubby found my rooster in his workshop! He was up in the rafters. So anyway, I fed him and then clipped his wing and he is quite content now - and so am I!

I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Texas and now live in New Zealand. I have 9 brown shaver hens, 2 hamburg pullets, 1 pekin rooster, 1 white hen of some description, 1 Rhode Island Red rooster, 1 black silkie pullet, 15 brown shaver pullets, 1 dalmation, and 2 sheep. Life is busy!
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I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Texas and now live in New Zealand. I have 9 brown shaver hens, 2 hamburg pullets, 1 pekin rooster, 1 white hen of some description, 1 Rhode Island Red rooster, 1 black silkie pullet, 15 brown shaver pullets, 1 dalmation, and 2 sheep. Life is busy!
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