The last 4 or 5 mornings there has been 3 banty roos pecking around in the yard. The crowing has been getting closer and closer for weeks now so I dont think this is a new thing. I have 22 chickens including a full grown (huge) Swedish Flower Hen boy. The landlady (who shares the 3 acres were on) loves to garden and re-did her whole front yard. I keep my chickens locked up specifically to keep them out of her gardens! Now I also hatch eggs, and sell chicks, so if I let my chickens out the banty's could hop on my girls and ruin my breeding program for a few weeks. (no way my boy can keep track of 21 girls all at once!) and if HE was out he could probably kill them easily. He's probably 6-8lbs with them at like 2-3 lbs. I'm not on speaking terms with the neighbor. Quite frankly I dont like her and try and steer clear. I can send her an email or call(would have to dig up her email and phone number) but I'm pretty mad and I hate to say I couldn't play nice. Like "keep them home or I'll make soup". Heck I think the landlady is more likely to make soup. She leaves pretty early for work so I'm not sure she knows whats going on. SSS? Let my boy out to chase them off? Call her and try to play nice? What would YOU do? Now let me just say she's on a 14 acre parcel. Were on 3 acres up the hill. She has a whole other property where she has over 50 chickens, ducks, turkeys. We also feed a couple of her cats on a regular basis. I dont mind because we have 8 of our own the roam the neighborhood so I dont complain about feeding other peoples cats. Now, I LOVE roosters. Before we moved I had 3 free range boys myself, but I kept them on our own property. The fact that they aren't mine and that they're doing exactly what I dont want my chickens to do really bothers me. I'm even one for proof! Smack dab in the middle of the new conifer(?) garden.