A couple of points and then a question for the masses here. I have 6 black australorps that have reached maturity and 3 have begun producing eggs,this is my second flock. Of course one of the six happened to be a Roo. He is a beautiful Roo and takes care of the hens extremely well, and so we decided to keep him with the assistance of a rooster collar (works wonders btw). After only a few spats between me and him, there are no other problems, but he started some strange behavior over the past 2 weeks, that doesn't seem to be aggressive but is, for a lack of better words, strange. Whenever I bring someone near the run, or I just stand there observing him, he runs around rapidly picking up sticks and breaking them and dropping them on the ground. Its a frantic dive around the run picking up things breaking them or tossing them about. I think to myself when he does it, "hey don't mind me, just doing chicken stuff over here, nothing out of the ordinarily, now move long". Do you think he is showing off for people? Anyone else seen this behavior? As always thanks for everyone's help here, we wouldn't have gotten this far without it.