Hi all, I know this question has been posed before, but here it is again At the moment, we have a tiny flock of RIRs that we're keeping in a chicken tractor. We do plan on building a coop/run & expanding the flock in the future (maybe next year) & possibly expanding the flock again & free-ranging at some point. Our property isn't fenced & budget issues are preventing that for now. Lots of other projects around the homestead are taking priority as well. We haven't had a lot of luck with chicken-keeping thus far. 2 of our chicks ended up being roosters. They fought a lot, & one of them eventually died after getting sick. Sour crop? That's what it appeared to be. We didn't catch it in time & decided to try in-home care instead of taking it to a vet. Hard lesson to learn. Anyway, at the moment, we only have 2 hens, & the 1 rooster. I'm wanting to re-home him. My wife & kids are attached & want to keep him. I guess my question is, would the rooster be ok separate, possibly free-ranging? We have plenty of land, although, there are some dangers. Lots of hawks, & all our neighbors like to let their dogs roam. Or, should we look at re-homing him? Butchering isn't an option. I've witnessed it, growing up in the country, but I couldn't do it. I know my wife wouldn't be able to.