We have three roos in our little flock and just this week I noticed a new behavior. They will walk up to something...crouch down with their chest to the floor, make a clucking noise and peck at the ground. They kinda scoot closer to the object (usually a brick or some plastic garden edging...even the steps to the porch) while making the sound. I haven't noticed them doing it necessarily near the hens they keep trying to mate with.. So what is the function of this "hennish" behavior? It reminds me of the hen before she lays..fixing her nest.