1. wesleyayers1

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    My rooster is always going into the hen house and it looks like he is playing in the straw anyone know what he is really doing?
     
  2. LoveThemBirds

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    Ge is getting seeds.
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. I would probably agree with the above post. You might get more ideas if you post on Chicken Behaviors as opposed to Emergencies. [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

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    He wants his hens to lay eggs.
     
  5. GhettoRoo

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    ya. Today was day when one of my roosters went and sit next to hen, thought he went broody. :D
    and my other rooster just find a rabbit cage with straws, and sit down and chill, so i thought roosters like to chill in straws too, like in a soft bed.
     
  6. Sonya9

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    Yup. My banty rooster gets very excited when a hen lays and he has been known to fluff the nest box bedding as if he is encouraging them.
     
  7. LoveThemBirds

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    If he wanted them to lay eggs,and peep at the next boxes.
    It sounds like he is scratching in the coop for hay seeds,or any minerals..
     
  8. dawg53

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    You havnt seen or heard a rooster "encourage" his hens to lay eggs, have you? They are smart and know what they're doing, besides, it's fun to watch!
     
  9. LoveThemBirds

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    Urs.My rooster jumps in the nest boxes,or even peeps.What Iam saying is,she never.mentioned this behavior...
     
  10. Sonya9

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    LOL...true. My banty roo was in a pen with hens and no coop/boxes when I bought him.

    When he was first put into my flock he discovered the nest boxes in the coop right away and he was soooo excited, he carried on in those boxes and kept singing/calling the hens to show them he found the PERFECT place for them to hatch/raise chicks! It was adorable, he kept fluffing the shavings and talking to the hens, he was very proud of his discovery.
     
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