My Roo likes to act like an hen???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo Funkey Chicken starts "singing" an song, [​IMG] which I think is his Egg song? He goes in the dog house and sits down like an hen. [​IMG] Then gets up and leaves. My hens don't lay in the dog house, so what is he doing? All the other chickens come and watch. [​IMG] [​IMG] Is this normal or dose anyone else have an Henroo?
    This is Funkey
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  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There IS such thing as a bird being both sexes!
    Im not seeing Sikles but I see Saddle and Hackles... hmm... [​IMG]
     
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  3. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a beautiful big boy roo! [​IMG]

    Another BYC member here posted that roos will do that. He does studies of chickens.
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, i have a hen who acts like a roo. [​IMG]

    When i had roos, they would sometimes go into the nest box and make clucking noises. Someone said they do that to attract the ladies and show them what a good dad they would be.
     
  5. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now he dose have sickles and crows.

    Thanks I love him. He really is an great Roo, I bet his findings would be intersting.

    And the mystery is solved, he wants to be an dad?
    Thanks all [​IMG]
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe he is just in touch with his softer side
     
  7. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like he's trying to tell his ladies that he found some great egg-laying digs! My boys do this whenever I put new nesting boxes in. Once the hens start using them, not so much.
     
  8. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol 2 out of 3 of my hens woln't use an nest box. But he dosen't do this in an nest box? [​IMG] ANd The Funk is deffiantly in touch with softer side LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine digs nesting divots for the girls in the corners of the coop and then calls to them while dropping his chest into the divot. He's not confused at all, he's trying to encourage his ladies to lay eggs and rear his chicks in a place he considers good and safe. [​IMG]
     
  10. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its an cute behavior
     

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