Does anyone elses roosters do this??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kknight3, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Kknight3

    Kknight3 In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2014
    One of my hens layed her first egg 2 weeks ago and has made her own little nest outside of the coop that she lays almost all of her eggs in. She lays at the same time everyday so I have been going out to watch. ( This is my first time owning and raising chickens so dont judge lol ) I have two roosters that watch her while she gets ready to lay. They even sit in her nest when she gets out. They have also scratched out a few other spots close by that they all visit multiple times before the hen decides she is ready to lay her egg. Its really strange to me. Why do they do this?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    My roosters do that too, occasionally. They always seem to be trying to "help" the hen find a place to lay. I think that they are trying to provide her other places to lay her eggs. My birds do this sometimes- most of the time, the hen just looks at them in disgust and lays in her normal place!

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