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

    Mar 24, 2010
    New Bern, NC
    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
    a place
    Yeah, it happens. My rooster sometimes "supervises" the egg laying.
  3. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    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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