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I just got 2 new chickens, one rooster and one hen. these were yard birds then after giving to me they now have a coop and a large run. The first day she layed an egg. in the coop. no egg the second then today, the third she cracked and ate the egg today. Not even an hour later the hen and the rooster were in the laying box as she layed another one. He has been sitting on the egg and singing, almost like a coo. any idea what is going on?
My rooster has started doing the same thing, but in the duck's nest. I have to leave a decoy in there or she lays elsewhere, even in the pool. I collect the real egg every morning, he comes out crows for a bit and eats then he spends the rest of the day in the nest box. The duck isn't the least bit interested in him and the hens aren't laying right now.
Hi everyone. I am new to the group and also new to having chickens. My babies are rescue's. I have a hen and a rooster ( breed unknown) and she laid her first egg yesterday and a second this a.m. this is really exciting to me. I have noticed that my rooster guards the nesting box as she lays and then she goes out and he is laying on the eggs for about 45 minutes. They seemed to stick close by yesterday with the first egg and are not as much today.
I need to know if there is a way that I can get my rooster to go into the hen house at night. He insists on perching in my neighbor's yard on a cold steel bar. It is like when he knows my hen piggy is inside her pen he is satisfied and goes to that bar. We have put up 2 roost's in the yard and right outside the hen house but he doesn't care.
I prefer to keep them inside the pen because I live in a rural area and two of my babies have been killed by coyote but they have been free ranging for months prior to getting the pen and I just wonder if my pen is too small for just one hen and a rooster. I have a 5x5x5 size pen and a nesting box inside. Does it really matter about the size of the pen? We intend to add to this or get a bigger one but that will not happen right away.
As I said, I am new to this and I have so much to learn. I am googling a new question every day and I find my answer and many more in the backyard chickens and I am so glad. Any advice and info is greatly appreciated.