Odd Rooster Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by darkmatter, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    In my 15+ years of raising chickens, hatching eggs, etc. I have never seen a Rooster do this: The day before a Raccoon had managed to access the egg doors and cleaned out the broody's eggs. The next day, only two broody's out of six were trying to sit in the nest boxes, one had eggs untouched and one was sitting on a empty nest making broody clucking noises-----The big dominant Rooster was in the next box to her also making clucking noises as if he was talking to her. I know you shouldn't make anthropological reasons to animal behavior, but I swear he was consoling her. Anyway, I slipped the days production of eggs under her to replace the lost ones and she's back clucking away on the eggs. (The Roo gave me the "stinkeye" and left the box)
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    He was consoling her and encouraging her to go at it again and I don't care how much that sounds anthropological. My roo cares for his hens and they for him.

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