Rooster bugging hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MillersFarm, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a large-ish flock with a couple of roos in it, one of them (a Jersey Giant) will stand on the little ladder that lets the hens get to their nesting boxes and he'll stand there whenever hens are laying making sort of a purring sound? im not sure what this means and it would be great to hear any advice if i should do anything or not [​IMG]
     
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  2. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chirping

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    I think he's being supportive. I have a rooster that gives his ladies bit of straw when they are laying eggs, and makes noises at them. You have a good rooster. :D
     
  3. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chirping

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    as long as they get to lay their eggs let em cheer the girls on! male cheerleaders are perfectly acceptable :D
     
  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens Premium Member

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    Well thats good to hear! thanks for the info
     

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