Our rooster sleeps in the tree in our front yard, very close to the house. (The girls sleep in their coop.) It's not uncommon to hear owls at night, usually at quite a distance. But this morning, there were two owls making their presence known, one of them sounded very close for a time. And the other would answer back. Hubby says they were discussing which chicken to eat. (Not funny) And Cocky was noticeably silent while all this was going on. Eventually, the nearest one moved closer to the other, but that got me thinking. Would an owl take on a full grown rooster who was roosted in a tree?