The neighbor (a few houses down) apparently has a rooster. We found him this morning terrorizing our flock. He is a little phoenix apparently a few years old as he has a 2 and half inch spur (my 6 month olds don't even have spurs, just nubs). So, he's half the weight of the smallest of my three roosters, but not one of them had the where-with-all to show him the door. I ended up chasing him off. Then, surprisingly one of the roosters went to 'forage' at the fence-line where the rooster was trying to come back. No aggression at all, he had decided to peck grass about 40 feet from the flock, so I think MAYBE he had figured his size would keep the other one away? Then the other rooster picked a fight and mine was more than happy to oblige. I was hoping that due to my roosters size he could show him it was time to leave. After a relatively eventless fight they started bleeding and I put a stop to it. I put the other rooster in the shed and treated all the wounds with iodine. - NOTE - I DO NOT want violence, but I DO want my roosters to defend the flock! I would never condone a cock fight for pleasure, I was hoping that the two would develop a natural order and the larger (my rooster) would be capable of keeping the smaller one away. I knew there was a house about a quarter to half mile away and figured he had come from there. Apparently, though he belongs to a house just a few houses away. They had a hen too, but it got eaten by a stray dog. Think he was simply looking for more females? Anyway, we've had several dog attacks lately and our three roosters have survived all three, but we have lost 5 hens in the three attacks. So, when should I expect the roosters to get some testosterone on their own and not need me to feel "safe"??