I have 3 roosters. About 3 weeks ago one came up missing. There was no sign of him so I just assumed a varmint got him. Yesterday I was driving past a neighbor's house (about a quarter of a mile away) and saw my missing rooster. He was hanging around the out side of the neighbor's fenced in chicken yard (they have about 20 or so hens and a rooster). I pulled into the neighbor's drive way. When the rooster saw my a car he came running up to my car. I got out, collected him and took him home. I have been keeping all three roosters together since I separated them from the 3 hens I have (due to space issues). The pecking order had been well established. We I reintroduced the missing rooster to the pen he began fighting with the boss. I gave them a few minutes thinking they would sort out their differences. They eventually stopped fighting and I went to work. I came home and went to check on them and they must have had a real battle royal. All three rooster's heads were bloodied. There was no permanent damage done as their spurs are still very small and not set (they are about 9 mos. old). I decided to get up at dawn and check on them. The "boss" was out and crowing. The other two wouldn't come out of the house. I then decided to go ahead and separate them. I put one in with the hens and another in his own pen. I honestly didn't think 3 weeks was enough time for the missing rooster to get his courage to fast the "boss". Lesson learned. So now it looks like I am going to have to keep them separated from now on.