I recently moved to a new place in the country so that I could keep my roosters and be closer to work. It's near the mountains so there are coyotes around, which neighboring dogs mainly kept at bay, which I assumed would be enough while I spent a week or so and got their new run built. Unfortunately, the day before I finished, a coyote got in the yard and grabbed one of my black cochins, Dolores. Ludu, a very kind and very protective rooster, actually chased off after the coyote. For the past few days, Ludu has been much more protective of the flock. He poofs up and struts around a lot more, almost to the point of seeming neurotic. The neighbor's dogs, which are separated by a fence, were generally left alone, but now when they bark he runs over there to "bark" back at the with a "BOK BOK BOK BOK!" and sometimes a crow. I'm just worried that he's going to stress himself out; he always seemed a little neurotic, but now I'm worried it's over the top. I assume people here have experienced this, will it calm down after a bit? But, for all of his protectiveness, he's never once run at or pecked me or anyone else who's gone in the yard.