thank you so very much for getting back to me. I really appreciate your suggestion. The little guy ran away last week and although some kids saw him walking on the sidewalk, I have not been able to track him down. I put out posters in the neighbor hood, hoping that someone will find him, a lot of people on the street have chickens, etc and he may have joined another flock somewhere. Thanks again for your thoughtful reply and all you folks have been very accomodating and helpful!