I almost had a near disaster last night. I had borrowed two cocks from a friend because I had too many hens. I have got one round of babies from this cock and the eggs to the second round were hatching yesterday evening. That’s when he flew out of the loft door. It’s about 6:30 pm, and I’m figuring that I’m going to be making the 40 mile trip to retrieve him from his home loft. However, he did not fly off. He looked confused and was flying back and forth from a tree branch to the roof of my house. Well I decided to let the hen he is mated to out on the roof to see if she could get him back in the loft. She’s my hen and I knew she would not fly off. Well she flew up to him and did not look particularly happy that he was not in the loft. It kind of looked like a wife catching her husband at the bar when he was supposed to be watching their kids. Well, she walked around him a few times then flew back to the loft and went in. Fortunately, he was in hot pursuit and followed her through the traps. The next morning I had two new babies…disaster averted.