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post #11 of 19

All my roosters have done and do do this. smile It's a common behavior that they do to help the hens along. To me it is SOO cute, especially the sounds they make when doing it! love

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post #12 of 19

I just gotta add that mine does it to sometimes! I guess it's normal!

My new hobby began Dec. 08 as a rescue: 3 game roosters & 1 game hen (kinda' backwards) but now I'm up to 8 roos, 19 hens & 12 chicks!  I went coo coo for chickens!  (Oh yeah, I also have 1 dog & 2 parrots).
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My new hobby began Dec. 08 as a rescue: 3 game roosters & 1 game hen (kinda' backwards) but now I'm up to 8 roos, 19 hens & 12 chicks!  I went coo coo for chickens!  (Oh yeah, I also have 1 dog & 2 parrots).
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post #13 of 19

New member here! But I had to comment. My Silkie rooster will find a dark spot, nesting box,behind a hedge etc., as long as it is dark and small and he sits down and starts this cooing,purring noise at any girl who walks past. If she is tempted to come in his cooing and purring goes into a frenzy,and then he will just sit quietly with her. It really is sweet to watch and listen to but I have no real idea as to why he does it!idunno

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Yesterday's history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift and that's why it's called the present!
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!
Enjoy life. Think of all the women who passed up dessert on the Titanic.

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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chicky Tocks 

love  You're right!  He is encouraging her.  Has she just started laying?  If so, he's trying to show her how to get started and lay his children.  OR She may be broody and he's encouraging her to hatch his children.  Nonetheless how sweet!!


I love your explaination ChickyTocks pop

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post #15 of 19

That is sweet. I have a rooster that is sitting with our only hen today. I have been watching them from the house and he will check the nest every so often. Our hen is getting underneath him at times...seems strange, but maybe they are just making sure everything is just right. Maybe she will go broody and hatch some babies. smile.png  - twindaddy43's Wife jumpy.gif

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Husband to a beautiful wife, father to wonderful twin boys,  son to amazing parents (Happy 28th!!), brother to an incorrigable sister.  As of right now I'm down to a Wheaton Ameracauna Rooster and a mixed hen who puts the breakfast on the table (she is really over worked).  Also got a min. Schnauzer named Sebastian. 

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post #16 of 19
I'm a new user and stumbled upon this topic while trying to figure out what my rooster was up too! I happened to be in the coop when our hen was getting ready to lay and noticed one of our roosters in a nesting box making noises! I know understand what he was doing.
post #17 of 19

Thank you for your insight....i had the same question...my White leghorn rooster in the coop...just starring at the two hens..and making grrrrrr..noises...i thought he was trying to rush them out..then he layed in the other coop. trying to lay an egg like a (copy cat) or rather copy hen...or maybe he wanted to pick at a egg and try to eat it...i was just waiting....but good new he was egging a special hen to have her egg....her first egg after chicks were born 4/13..i love them..they are so amusing they surprise me all the time...kathy...

post #18 of 19
My rooster also do this.... roosters do the purring sound to tell the hens that he found a good and safe place for them to lay their eggs.... he encourages them to lay in that particular place he found.... its a completely normal behaviour....
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by henroo View Post

My rooster also do this.... roosters do the purring sound to tell the hens that he found a good and safe place for them to lay their eggs.... he encourages them to lay in that particular place he found.... its a completely normal behaviour....

This would ring true of a good leader rooster.  They try to direct all the hens actions.  Where to get food.  When and where to go to bed.  When to get up.  When it's safe.  When it's dangerous.  It's their nature to run the show.

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