Portia

Songster
11 Years
Feb 29, 2008
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South Central PA
My roosters like to scout out potential nesting sites, and after careful inspection entice the girls to check them out with some come hither cooing and clucking. Here's Brett Favorelle, in what he thinks is a dandy new spot to cultivate some offspring


Brett thinks he's onto something as the girls watch in ?awe?



He begins the nest creation process...straw flies



Hold it a minute...where'd he go?



Oh, there he is hunkered down in the premo nest he's just excavated



A hen takes the bait and goes in to lay an egg




I never did find any eggs laid here, but Brett dug his little heart out making the nest of all nests beneath the pile of straw. Cute little guy
 

LilBizzy

Chicken Storyteller
11 Years
May 20, 2008
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10
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Maryland
That is so adorable! I think it's so cool when a rooster cares so much for his girls!
 

CAranchgirl

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
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So glad I found this post! Yesterday my mom and I saw one of our blue andalusian roos making this funny clucking noise and hunkering down in some bushes while a hen watched. We could not figure out what he was doing and joked that maybe he was confused about his sex! Then later in the afternoon there was an egg there...after reading this I guess he was trying to get the hen to lay there and it worked! I had no idea that roosters did that! Thanks for your post, the pics are very cute!
 

Portia

Songster
11 Years
Feb 29, 2008
919
25
149
South Central PA
Thanks, all. Our Brett is very attentive to his girls. His efforts have been renewed since I have a handful of pullets that just started laying, so he is all about finding them the perfect nest. Besides that, I have 4 broodies taking up 4/6 of the nesting boxes in the coop, so nesting space is at a premium!
 

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