Will a roo protect his flock. The other day I was working inside my babes were roaming out front like they do every day. I herd a loud noise I ran outside. There was a large bird not sure what kind and he had my best buddy King Henry on the ground. All the other chicks were hiding very close under a chair. I ran out screaming and it flew away. Poor KH didn't survive. Could he have been protecting his ladies? Why is it when you find a chick that goes deep into your heart you never really get over his loss. He was the first one to jump in my lap in the morning and when I would come home I would say KH where are you and he would crow to let me know where the flock was. I still tear up when I think of him. His best girl Lady Anne seems so sad. She is not staying with the flock just hanging around the house. Do chickens grieve the way we do? I think think they do.