My wife and I were at a local market the other day and this guy had some roosters and this how the story begins. We bought a beautiful Rhode Island Red rooster that is about a year old. He is a very well mannered and just great all around rooster. Right out of the box he was doing his "Rooster Dance" and trying to impress the hens. Whenever I brought him home from the market I just basically threw him out of the box and let him be (I think this is my first mistake). He went straight to doing his duties with the hens, at first with a little hesitation, but was quickly accepted. The First night the hens went back to the coop to slept there. The Rooster took home in my building. I ran him out quite a few times because I didn't want him pooping in my building. I worked on a few things in the building till around 8:30. It was dark. I picked him up to take him to the coop but him flailing around I couldn't keep ahold of him. I gave up and let him sleep in my building (second mistake). The next morning I woke up and let him out and he went straight to doing his work. This is where the problems start. The whole purpose of us buying this rooster was to have some baby chicks. We were wanting another rooster and egg layers. Now these chickens have lost their minds. They are laying ALL over the yard and whenever they do lay the egg they are eatting the eggs. Last night I had to go outside and take ALL of them to the coop because they would not go into it. After placing a couple of them inside of the coop they ran right back out into the darkness. I placed the Rooster inside of the coop and they still ran out. I am not understanding this whole situation and that's why I am turning to this forum. If this can be corrected I would love to keep him but I don't think it's looking good. Please help! Thanks in Advance.