So just last Saturday, and today (11/5/11 and 11/6/11) I got rid of my Rhode Island Red Rooster, and my two Silkie Roosters. Now what I am telling you may just be me, missing my three boys, but I don't think so. I had to get rid of all of my Roosters, because of chicken laws... Normally when I open the coop door they all come running out, my Rhode Island, then my two Silkie Roosters, followed by my hens, according to their peaking order. I just got rid of my Rhode Island Red Rooster yesterday. I noticed that later in the day when I let them out they seamed sorta lost. When my Rhode Island Rooster was present I always remember them staying in a pretty close flock. Now they all sorta went where ever they wanted to. Then today I gave my two Silkie Roosters to someone. After that I noticed that when I let them out, only one came out, sorta slowly though. She seamed very different. She fluttered about. She didn't seam herself. I'm not sure if they didn't feel like coming out later in the day... but I never remember having that problem when they had the RIR Rooster. Are they nervous about chickens disappearing? Or is it just me? Are they lost without the rooster? All of my chickens have been together since they were 1 week old, some longer. They are almost 18 weeks old now.