I know I don't really belong on this board, because my chickens are feral and free-range, but I need to vent about what just happened. BTW, I have one red junglefowl cock and four hens, two of the hens have successfully hatched clutches so we have two sets of chicks, about 4 and 6 weeks old, and a third hen is sitting on yet another clutch. They come when I call, and I feed them daily, so I consider them my chickens. Just now I heard the chicken alarm, "BWAK-bwa-bwa-bwa BWAK..." so I went to investigate to see what the trouble was. Imagine my surprise when I see a guy, holding a rooster that looks just like mine, one acre over. I said "Is that my rooster?" He said, "No, it's mine'. As I got closer I could see that this was definitely not my rooster - this one looked like it had been in a fight. He had the rooster leashed at the ankle. Turns out he's looking for a hen. I told him in no uncertain terms was he to take any of my hens or chicks. Yeesh - as if I'd let him breed one of my dear creatures for gaming. I can't believe my neighbor came over with a rooster to try to lure one of my hens away. I know this is a non-argumentative board, and I like it that way. I don't mean to rant about people who raise game cocks. But having now met one, and seen his rooster, I am happy to be on a board where people actually care about their chickens. I hope this doesn't upset anybody - I just needed to get this off my chest with people who probably would be as upset as me. If a mod needs to delete this, that's fine. I just appreciate being part of a community that doesn't condone such activities.