Well, my worst fear has come true. I was away on vacation 11 days and hired the same chicken sitter I had in the summer. In the summer there didn't seem to be any problems. However, on the 2d day I was gone, following a huge snow storm, my sitter, a large man, managed to break the sliding glass window I had between the coop and the run. All he had to do to protect himself from my rooster when he needed to clean their coop was slide the window in place, so the rooster was confined in the greenhouse while he worked. But he broke the window. So he couldn't do that. Instead of finding a simple board to replace the window, which is what I easily managed to do when I got home today, he left the broken window inside the run. He did pick up as many loose glass pieces as he could find. However, I don't know whether the chickens stepped on glass or not. The worst thing is that the rooster tried to attack him and the neighbor's son happened to be in the area and told him that the best way to deal with a rooster who is aggressive is to kick him out of the way. I have been very careful never to kick any chickens. It can injure them. I asked him how things had gone tonight, and he didn't reveal about the kicking. It was my neighbor's wife who told me about it. The sitter did confess he had kicked the rooster. I asked where and he said in the right wing 3 times and maybe in the left once. He claimed it wasn't too hard, but it got the rooster's attention. Remember this is a large man. He said he felt sorry for the rooster afterwards (so he must have kicked him pretty hard, IMHO, if he felt sorry for him) and went to check on him and his beak was down in the snow. He thought he had killed him at that moment and felt bad knowing I would be heartbroken. So he walked toward the rooster and the rooster fled from him. He thinks the rooster is okay. This incident probably happened about 8 days ago, if it coincides with the broken window. I will find out tomorrow how long ago it was that he kicked him. What do you think I should look for as far as postential injuries? I did think when I got home today that the rooster was hunkered down a bit funny on the potting tables, not in his usual stance, so now I am worried. He did seem to eat his new feed that I put out well, standing up. I am so worried his kidneys or liver could have been damaged. Why do these things happen to me and my Baby? I guess I can never go on vacation again.