Rooster encouraging hen to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thassa, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Thassa

    Thassa Songster

    Apr 6, 2012
    Adirondack Park, NY
    Tonight my favorite hen Jojo was looking for a spot to lay, since I had my camera I decided to get some shots of the ordeal. Ordeal it became, it took her no less than 45 minutes to decide on which nesting box she wanted (plus she checked out a bunch of other spots that were less than ideal including the top of the garbage can) She settled on one box and one of the roosters came over, started clucking and dug himself a little nest as encouragement. (I guess) Seriously though, is this what he is doing?


    She's a Polish so she's special.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by