Is it normal for a rooster to sleep on a perch outside the coop? My guy only sleeps inside when it's raining. Even when it's cold he stays outside in the run, about 4 feet from the coop. I can't train him to go inside for the life of me. Is he just keeping a watch out or does he just not like it inside?
'Normal' is a setting on the dryer/washer. He sounds protective of the flock, perching so should something try the door, talons & all will come down on it!
Sadly, I think I lost my last hen last night to a bobcat. Will try for many more next Spring.....Not sure Mini Bantam Roo will make winter in his tree, but
"C' est la vie!!