My rooster wants to be a hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Want Less, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 24, 2010
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    Our BCM rooster (who is under a year old) has started mimicking the hen's "egg song" when they are in the box laying.... you know, the "bok bok bok bok BA-GOK! bok bok..."

    Our old rooster who we sold earlier this year never did that. Sometimes this young roo even gets in a nest box beside a hen and scratches and sets just like the other girls.

    Anyone else have a roo who apparently wants to lay an egg too?
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Yeah, it happens. My rooster sometimes "supervises" the egg laying.
     
  3. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol. Mine are 19 weeks old and just started laying and I just figured out today about the "egg song". I got it on video today!! I wish my roosters acted like hens!! Lol the one can be quite a pain let's just say I dont take my eye off of him!!
     

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