Well I have been baptised into chicken ownership quite by accident. I've been a city girl my whole life and lived in upstate NY. I just moved to NE TN a few months ago. Yesterday, we found a rooster on our property. He seems to have adopted us! 7:30am he was crowing his fool head off outside and my dogs were NOT happy about it. I know literally nothing about chickens. We've been feeding him our parrot food, which he likes btw. We have coyotes in our area and I was up all night long worried about him last night. This morning I saw him coming out of our barn/garage so I think he roosted in there last night. I'm so clueless right now as to what to do for this guy. I'm doing some reading on this site so I see that the same things I feed my parrots, I can feed him as well. Funny thing is that I told my husband a few months ago that I wanted to get some chickens to help with the bugs here and to also keep us in eggs. But I had wanted to do some research BEFORE hand. LOL Anyone have any advice for me about how to take care of Ricky the Rooster?? Thanks! Laurie the city girl who has gone country and is lovin' it!