Rooster in nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bettymom, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. bettymom

    bettymom Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to raising chickens but am enjoying interacting with my hens and one rooster. My question is we just got a new rooster who is supposed to be about 15 months old. I find him in the laying boxes with the hens. Sometimes he is in there alone. Is this normal?
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  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkies and my rooster does it often, especially in the evening. Someone with more experience will come along. I definately don't see any reason to be concerned though.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My roo gets in the box and fluffs up the shavings, he may sit in there with them, he bokboks like a cheerleader when they do. Not unusual with a good roo.
     
  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally normal, especially with young roos. They're making sure everything is ship-shape for their brides.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its normal, they inspect nesting areas to make sure all is well.
     
  6. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rooster loves to have his girls around him - LOL
     
  7. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just saw my 10-month old Barred Rock rooster doing this, and I came in to search it! He was up in the area of the nest where they lay, fluffing up the straw, bock-bock-bock, then he left and went back his day! So sweet.
     
  8. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, talking about cute things roos do makes us that aren't allowed to have one jealous.
     
  9. Dara77

    Dara77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I Agree!! [​IMG] Wish I could have one too! I think they are so pretty and neat!
     

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