Rooster and his ladies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tracydr, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I noticed an interesting behavior with my young OEGB gentleman and his newly laying pullet today. He was " guarding" outside of her nest box for a long time and then went into the box and lay down with her until she finished laying her egg.
    Has anyone else noticed this behavior in their roosters?
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Haven't seen it with mine but I've heard/read of such behavior.
     
  3. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Adorable. Yep, have heard about them doing that. Mine escorts his favorite lady to the nest - he goes in first, makes some inviting noises, and then waits while she lays.
     
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I felt so privileged to see this behavior. I hope he keeps doing this. I'd love to know if others have seen it as well. I'm beginning to think I have a very special little guy.
     

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