rooster in nest box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TherryChicken, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My rooster made hen noises and got in the nest box. He is sitting on eggs. Why? Is he saying this is a good spot?
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's telling any girl who'll listen that he found a good spot for her to lay an egg. I've never had a roo do this before this winter, one of my BCM boys now decided to take it upon himself to do this, I think its pretty darn cute. Especially when he has a girl sitting practically on top of him and he's coo-ing happily. [​IMG]
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol thats adorable! Id love to see that
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I REALLY wish I would have had my camera phone on me for that one [​IMG]
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol me too id love to have seen that
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    When I first brought my mixed age flock home the rooster got in the nest box for an hour or so talking non stop.
    I didn't know it at the time, but he was telling the girls 'Hey, these are nice nest boxes!'

    I had at that time the partitions out from between 2 of the nests, otherwise he might not have fit in there....and the hens quickly complied by laying me some eggs within 24 hours of their arrival.

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I love them nest boxes
     

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