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I come home from work today to find 3 strange roosters in my yard. My girls free range most of the day. I know my neighbor has chickens because I hear the roosters crow. They were beautiful. I just worry about illnesses. They looked like game roosters. They were kinda small. One was you r typical red rooster and another one was a yellowish white like a silver dickering.
 

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If you can't get close enough to inspect them, I would try to find the owner, and return them. They may look healthy and then mingle with your chickens and spread sickness or disease. Just better to be safe than sorry. Maybe set a trap and try to catch them so you can check them out up close. Just my opinion.
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Cogburn, you may have told me but where in NE Texas are you? I'm in Leonard just between Bonham and Greenville. Just curious!
 

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Ask the neighbor if they are his. If they are, then he will either get them, or allow them to hang out at your house. When you ask if they are his, then maybe you can get a look at his set up, and see what his operation looks like, if it's clean, if his birds are well taken care of, ect.. ;)
 

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Pinkter said:
Cogburn, you may have told me but where in NE Texas are you? I'm in Leonard just between Bonham and Greenville. Just curious!
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I have been on vacation since the 15th if the boys are still there and I can get them in the coop they will become permanent residents.

I did talk to the the guy that " they belonged to" before I left and he said his brother abandoned them so he just let them out. There was a flock of 10 birds and only the 3 roosters have survived. I believe they will make excellent additions to my flock.
 

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I have left the coop open until after dark since I have been back off vacation and none if the 3 have entered. I don't think they are mean just smart and quick.
 
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