I think I know who he belongs to, as there are a couple of farms within 1/4 mile who free-range nearby. However, I was forced to contain my own chickens when the neighbor complained about mine free-ranging (apparently it's against the ordinance but nobody knows that unless someone complains). So I have 10 hens and 2 ducks in a coop and run. Anyway, a lone rooster wandered onto my property about a week ago, and he's come back every day since. He's nice, he now comes when I call him and eats the scratch I throw him. I do want a rooster, (I had one before but he got mean as he matured and attacked my kids, so he was thanksgiving dinner) but I need a nice one. This one is nice. So my question is, can I keep him? Legally? I don't mean like tie him down or anything, but my run has just a 4' fence that he could fly over if he wanted (I clip wings to keep my girls in), but can I toss him into my run and see if he wants to stay? My other question is why would he be wandering in the first place? I'm guessing he's older and been recently displaced from his pecking order, so he may in fact be looking for another flock. But I truly have never had a chicken just appear in my yard and decide to stay (he disappears every evening but is back the next day). thoughts?