Ok so about a week ago I had a really pretty rooster show up by my layer hens run. He doesnt roost on the fence or anywhere near the run he goes way out in the woods (which I followed him to his roosting place) he goes and flys about 30 feet up into a cedar tree. He hops on each branch until he gets to where he wants to roost. I have no idea who he belongs too and he wont leave. He comes back every morning at sunrise and crows on the top of the fence by the hens! I dont have a rooster with my layers but if he is going to hang out all day by them I mine as well give in and let him in. The thing is I dont have a opening in my run that he can get through or that I can open. (I feed inside) and the first part of the coop is for my silkies the back half is for the layer hens. I have no idea how to get him in. He wont let me get more than 10 feet to him. Im still trying to win him over. Any ideas on how to catch him? Also Im afraid that he may fight with my lead hen. She does not like him. One of the reasons Im considering taking him in is because my friends say their roos protect them from predators. Like hawks which I have had a HUGE problem with lately! Sorry to keep going on and on! What do you guys think? Leave him out of the run or let him come in and let him stay. P.s. ever since my little bantam hen went broody I would love to start up a self sustaining flock and that cant be done without a rooster...... Here is the big guy!