okay, I'm new to this chicken business and I am having a great time! I NEVER thought raising chickens could be so fun! I have a question/observation about my frizzle cochin roo - he was in the coop with a RIR hen today, he would get into one of the next boxes, scratch around, cluck and talk, and sit on the plastic egg I have in there to show them where to lay; then he would jump out and she would get in there and do the same thing! it was the funniest thing! I kept expecting my girl to lay an egg, but she never did. Do roos do this type of thing often? He is the only roo we have that will peck at food and call the girls over to share, too. I affectionately call him my "puppy chicken" because he follows me everywhere!