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My Roo goes in when hen lays.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Devon07, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Devon07

    Devon07 Chirping

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    I find this a little odd but it may be a good thing I dont really know. My chickens are just starting to lay and the one that is laying her fourth egg in five days has my rooser at her side for every laying.....at first I wanted to boot him out so she could be comfortable and not with his rooster stuff going on....but then it dawned on me that he has been such a great rooster and so good with the girls that maybe this was a good thing. anyone wanna try and clue me in?

    Also, I wonder when the others start to lay if he will do the same for them or if this one is his favorite or something. crazy birds!

    Dev[​IMG]
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    I'd be interested to hear what people have to say about this. My rooster doesn't snuggle them while they lay, but he paces outside the run every morning. It's open, so he's welcome to step on in, but never does. I would think if he's not really bothering your hen he's probably fine.
     
  3. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chirping

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    My adult rooster always hangs around "his" girl while she lays. He even picks up bedding & puts it on her back. The nest box is a dog house so there is tons of room. He is almost a year old & his hen is an unknown age.
     
  4. Devon07

    Devon07 Chirping

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    Interesting!....mine just stands or lays next to her while she is waiting for the right time to lay, he has been a really good roo so I suspect this is a good thing. I just dont want the hens bothered by him if it wasn't. he seems quiet and attentive to a degree but I dont really know. I do know if she wants him out he will leave....she did this once and she ran him out because he was standing in the nest she wanted...Thats another thing, she has laid three in one nest and one in another.....they have a favorite side and can choose from six nest', so they have favorites?
     

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