Howdy! I'm waiting for my pullets to mature before I mix my newly arrived rooster with them. However, when roosting time comes around he jumps the 4ft fence they are behind in an effort to snuggle up with them. I've sort of given in and partitioned the chook house so he can't actually get to the little ones. I just turn him out in the morning. The question that has me worried is, why does he only jump the fence at dusk? I don't think he's coming and going from the pen during the day. Is this because the little ones are not yet sexually mature and so he's not fussed about them during the day, or does he get some kind of hormone rush that gives him super jumping strength at bed time? The place I got him from kept him in a pen, now he can free range, but perhaps the draw to roost sociably is to strong. I'd be interested in anyone's thoughts. Cheers.