This is Sooty. He looks so sweet, so innocent don't he? That's because HE IS! Sooty's only successful functioning as a rooster so far has been to mate with the laaaadieeeez. He does not: Sort out pecking order problems OR Warn me about the dratted egg eating raven that keeps pinching eggs. No, it's not Sooty, he's too busy eyeing off the big beautiful butts of his laaaadieeez. It's my old hen Megatron with a voice like a horn. Today she let out a big alarm while Sooty was mooching around doin' NOTHING OF ANY USE. By the time I got there the raven had drilled a nice big hole in the egg. This is the first confirmation that the raven has been stealing eggs. Good Meg, bad Sooty.