I purchased an old rooster to test my young farm bulldogs. Basically I wanted to see how they would react since their future job description includes guarding chickens. One pup passed the test with flying colors. It sniffed the rooster in the coop and walked away laid down. The other pup that is more excitable stayed at the coop and pawed a couple of times with me correcting/punishing when it did. (The pups while sharing one grandmother represent different white english strains and are behaviorally different. Both are relatively non-aggressive to people and other dogs unless they have good reason to be so.) Later in the day I put some spoiled red hot links in with the chicken to go along with the scratchfeed that I had given it. Both dogs really got interested. I went inside and at sun down the Rooster has climbed up to the roost out of sight and the chicken fencing showed some sigh of having been pushed against. This morning and as far as I can tell all of today it has not come down to eat. I had to remove the sausage hot dog links since fire ants had gotten to them and dogs were still too interested in it. Rooster still to my knowledge has not come down to eat or drink. Tomorrow should I force it out of the Roost if it does not come down? I figure when it is hungry and thirsty enough it would be forced to come down. I am not highly experienced with chickens so I am asking. Below is the excitable dog that would not stop being way too interested in the old rooster. Rooster went up the ramp yesterday evening and I have not seen on the ground all of today when I was outside looking. Coop is made of scrap wood and some new wood. It cost me so far about $50 and the rooster was only $5. Today while stopping at burger king there was a hen just strolling in the drive through lane and I should jumped out and grabbed it.