Hey guys, I am fairly new to BYC, and to raising g and owning chicken s in general so excuse me for any silly questions before hand I currently own five beautiful red sex-link hens, all of whom lay nice and large eggs. Recently (about four days ago) I opened my backyard door to a rooster racing across my backyard, crowing loudly. I had never seen this rooster before, and tried approaching it. I have had my hens ever since they were chicks so they are very desensitized to people,and I have never really had any contact with other chickens, so to me, this rooster seemed EXTREMELY skittish. Anyway, later on when I went to shut my girls away that night, I had to chase the rooster out of their coop, as he had been inside with them. This behaviour continued for a couple of days. He would hang around the coop waiting for me to let my girls out in the morning, and he was trying to hang out amongst them (while simultaneously avoiding me) at night. By the third day I had begun to chase him away, as he was stealing the food I put out for my chickens and being a general nuisance. He seems to be determined to be around them, and clucks continuously when he is bear them Any attempts to chase him away, he always manages to double back so as to not stray too far away from my coop Can anyone explain this behaviour? Why is he suddenly here? I have never seen this rooster before and now he is around constantly. What should I do about it? What is he trying to do? Sorry for the lengthy thread, thank you in advance!