helpful rooster!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stcroixusvi, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a golden laced rooster, Stevie, the leader of our twenty-two 19 week-old chickens. One of the chickens has laid 2 eggs ( [​IMG] ) a week and a couple of days apart, but that's it. The first egg was in the run, and the second one was right in the middle of a nest box.

    Today I heard a commotion in the coop and went out to investigate. When I opened up the egg door, Stevie was in one of the nests, looking back into the coop, making his little pip pip pipping noise. A crowd of hens had gathered around to see why he was so noisy. He looked like he was lecturing the curious hens on how the nests work!
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love it when my Roos show the nest boxes to the hens. It's so cute!

    One day my largest rooster, a huge Black Jersey Giant, had squeezed himself wattles and beak first into a 10x10 nest box, and a hen was in it with him. They had to twist and turn and maneuver for Bart to get out of that nest box from behind her. Cracked us all up!
     
  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea roosters were do helpful!
     
  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, what a guy!
     
  5. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters will call the girls over to a treat (bug, worm, seeds) and then they will stand back and guard their girls while the girls eat.
    A good rooster will throw himself between a hen and a predator. A good rooster is worth his weight in gold!
     
  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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    I had never experienced the "helpful" rooster since having chickens. To be honest, no offense, I thought some of the stories here were exaggerations... [​IMG]


    Until I met "Charlie". This bantam buff cochin boy has completely stolen my heart and I caught him doing just what you describe here the other day. I kept hearing strange noises from the nest boxes and went to investigate and found him sitting in the box "chuckling" to the ladies...L O L


    My other roosters were also opportunistic rapists who would grab the nearest girl, wrestle her to the ground, and have their way with her... but not Charlie. He dances around, one wing down, tries to woo the ladies, and if they ignore him or run away, he watches them go and finds them a treat as penance for insulting their dignity by daring to imply they would be so un-chaste as to agree to "romancing" outside of wedlock... [​IMG]
     
  7. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster, Bo, is all that and then some! He's gentle with all his ladies, but when Lily (his best girl [​IMG]) goes in to lay he stands guard at the door so no one will disturb her. [​IMG] We'll keep him for awhile!
     
  8. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    I had never experienced the "helpful" rooster since having chickens. To be honest, no offense, I thought some of the stories here were exaggerations... [​IMG]


    Until I met "Charlie". This bantam buff cochin boy has completely stolen my heart and I caught him doing just what you describe here the other day. I kept hearing strange noises from the nest boxes and went to investigate and found him sitting in the box "chuckling" to the ladies...L O L


    My other roosters were also opportunistic rapists who would grab the nearest girl, wrestle her to the ground, and have their way with her... but not Charlie. He dances around, one wing down, tries to woo the ladies, and if they ignore him or run away, he watches them go and finds them a treat as penance for insulting their dignity by daring to imply they would be so un-chaste as to agree to "romancing" outside of wedlock... [​IMG]

    This is exactly Stevie's style. And your description of the others fits ours as well. [​IMG]
     

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