Cuddling Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pocohaven, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. pocohaven

    pocohaven New Egg

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    Is it a normal behavior for a rooster to cuddle a four-week-old pullet under his wing as the flock roosts together in their chicken yard at night? It is so endearing to hear her fuss and scold until she gets into the position that suits her, then she settles down. The rooster is quite content.
     
  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so cute! Get a pic if you can :) I have never heard of this...you have a special guy there.
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be an accident.Or your hen could be moving up under him to hideaway from being picked on.Have had grown hens like to try to shuffle under others.
     

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