I "had" a customer that had a bunch of little dogs that nipped on everyone's heel's. I was warned. Then one day, WOT with the trimmer. The man thought it was funny, his wife no so. They had got me several time's but, when my wife went over to collect money from them and got her I thought well the next time I'll fix them. For the next two years the dogs never come off the porch. As for as the rooster goes- "No I haven't seen him".Maybe you could do the trimming there with a bush cutter head on your trimmer? OFF WITH THE HEAD!