I adopted a rooster and three hens on Saturday. They hang out in the front 1/4 acre while the original flock gets the back 4 acres. I had a neighbor come by last night telling me one of my chickens was in the road today. I work all day, so I told her thanks and I would keep and eye on the chickens. Today I took the day off (not just for chicken purposes - I'm not that crazy) and sure enough, there goes that GD rooster out in the front yard close to the street. This happens 3 times and I shoo him back to the yard. I look up this evening to see him in the middle of the road! I rush out there and shoo him back and I chase him around the yard for a bit so he knows the road is mine and not his. My chickens have never ever had any desire to go into the street or neighbors' yards. What on earth is this guy trying to do?! Is he just trying to stake claim on some land for him and his women? I giving the new family 1/4 not enough?