Rooster acting strange

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jewels1935, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning [​IMG] My roo always greets me in the morning at the coop door to be let out in the mornings. Today when I walked outside he was under the silkies coop (which sits inside the big coop) growling like something awful [​IMG] Now, my brown silkie hen laid her very first egg under there 2 days ago. He did join her while she laid the egg. I took the egg though [​IMG] What on earth was he doing under there this morning? Is he mad that I took the egg? He also made the nest bigger. Very strange or at least to me...He wouldn't even come out when I let the girls out. But when that brown silkie hen came out, he started clucking.

    Thanks! I'm worried about him [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like he's being a gentleman and showing her a good spot to lay her egg.
     
  3. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was scared to stick my hands under there! [​IMG] She did come in and lay an egg inside the nest. I don't think the eggs are fertile , so I'm stealing the eggs. I need to make brownies today [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If he gets down on his belly and makes the sound (an oscillating type sound), then he's showing her a good spot to lay. If it's a very loud RAWR type growl, that's a HUGE warning call. My rooster only makes it when the threat is really close - like a low flying hawk. I sometimes will hear it if I go up after dark to close the window on the coop. And yeah, it scared the crud outta me the first time I heard it.
     
  5. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It was a very loud growl..like he was ticked off [​IMG] He got louder when I came inside the coop. That's why I was scared to stick my hands anywhere near him. Once she laid the egg, he was fine.
     

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