So, why did the rooster cross Ozora Road? To hang out at my house. For the past three weeks a flock of chickens and one rooster were walking around the church parking lot across the street from my house. Once in a while they would walk along Ozora Road, but never crossed. Five days ago the rooster made it across. I've been taking care of him, thanks to doing much research on this site. I figured soon enough, he would get lonely and go home. Sadly, two days ago a hen tried to make her way across the road to get to him, I suppose. She didn't make it I have thought about knocking on doors and asking people if they lost a rooster, but then I feel like it is the owner's responsibility to look for his or her flock. I haven't seen the hens for a week now and I think they are probably getting picked off one by one, either by cars or animals. I don't mind the rooster and am actually growing quite fond of him. He has a great personality: comes to the front door and looks in windows, comes to you when you call him, comes in my garage and walks to the side door. He and my cat actually hang out together sometimes; it seems that she watches over him. I feel bad for him because it is obvious that he is lonely. So now I am stuck with a dilemma, build a coop and get him some hens or rehome him and hope that he does well. I live on 2.2 acres and in my county it is 3 acres to allow chickens. There is no hiding a rooster as he can be really loud. So, here is my question. If I decide to keep him, do I need to build a coop? Right now he goes into the woods, I guess to a bush or something and sleeps. He comes out in the day and I feed him. I got a bag of scratch and he eats safflower seeds and peanuts on the side. Today I tried to give him some warm oats, but he didn't care for it. My main concern right now is that there is no place for him to sleep. The man at the country store told me that I do not need to house him, but I feel bad. It's been in the 30s. Please give me some advice on this lonely rooster. Thanks!