Sadly I had to get rid of my rooster because he became a man-fighter. A week later, we have a bad coyote attack. Before that, we went more than a year without any predator losses. Back when the rooster was around, he was always first to give alarm calls and the hens would copy the calls. I have not heard any hens give predator calls or growl warnings, even when a predator has been in plain site. I thought that once the rooster was gone, the top hen would step up and stand watch, but they all seem to be obliviously doing their own thing. Will the hens eventually figure out how to watch for predators on their own?