This situation has gone beyond my comprehension. Charlie, the next door neighbors rooster, is back in the yard again today. He's been here since about 9:00 this morning. It's been over 5 hours and the owner hasn't checked to find out where he is or why he isn't home. Even with a clipped wing he managed to go over the 4' fence back into our yard. It's our impression that Charlie hasn't been fed or watered and has been left to fend for himself. The first time I saw the little guy he was perched on a wall shelf in the neighbors kitchen. There was no food or water bowl visible. This idiot neighbor is harbouring illegal aliens and collecting money from them to pay the bills and one of these guys apparently owns Charlie. He's the one that came to catch Charlie both times he got over the fence. Last night the neighbor came over here with Charlie in his arms, asked for me and began cussing me for clipping Charlie's wing, told me I had no right to do that and I'd better leave "his" chicken alone. I did tell him if he kept Charlie at home I wouldn't have to clip his wing. Just 10 minutes ago I saw Charlie jump at Crashy's (one of my oldest hen's) face. That sucker is dead meat. What I'm wondering is will he be suitable to put in the pot not knowing what he's been eating. I'm sure these people can't afford chicken feed and and the poor little guy is so small because he hasn't had enough to eat. One of our 2 month old Ameracauna chicks is almost twice the size of him. Would you put this rooster in the pot or in the ground?