I had a rooster from my chicks that I decided to keep (only got 2 hens out of 6 chicks.) He started beating up one of the hens last weekend to the point her comb was bleeding, so I kicked him out of the coop/run and intended to put him on Craigslist for someone's Christmas dinner (I processed the other roo's, but I just don't have time right now.) he's been living outside the coop for a week now (with food and water, of course), finds somewhere to roost at night and hangs out around the hens during the day. I tried to get him in a cage at night, but he wouldn't have it, he wants in the roost with the hens or in his roost out in the wilderness, wherever it is. I'm starting to wonder if this is a happy life for him. Obviously it's not super safe, he will likely be coyote or bobcat dinner, but do you guys think a rooster would be content living this life? Am I being inhumane? We live in rural SoCal, so it doesn't get terribly cold, although it has been raining. Thanks for your opinions!