Rooster in nesting box? why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oliviad51, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I will see one of my roosters in a nesting box in the middle of a day...Its just strange to me. Why would he be in there? Does anyone know?

    Heres a pic of Eddie

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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sometimes I think they get in there to encourage a certain hen who is trying to lay (I notice a hen in a box behind him) [​IMG]
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good thought..I have noticed him in there a few times and was curious. Its just weird..do yours ever do that?
     
  4. baileychic

    baileychic Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL I just posted the same thing----thanks for the quick answer!

    Yes. All three Roosters were in the box today and they seemed to like it!!!
     
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  5. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that looks just like yours do that too. For some reason it cracks me up. He looks so funny squashed in there. I don't know why he does it. He is not a particularly encouraging kind of guy so I think he goes in there for peace and quiet.
     
  6. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol my banty roo dos this today i seen him sitting there throwing hay over his shoulder like a broody hen would while my polish chicken sat there and stared at him (i think i cant rly see her eyes)
     
  7. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have one that looks just like yours do that too. For some reason it cracks me up. He looks so funny squashed in there. I don't know why he does it. He is not a particularly encouraging kind of guy so I think he goes in there for peace and quiet.

    haha. yes it cracks me up. Its so funny..I guess its just not natural to see a huge rooster in a nesting box.​
     
  8. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    idk - getting in touch with his feminine side?! - cute picture btw!
     
  9. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, possibly true
     
  10. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a rooster that was such a sweet boy. He got in the boxes with the gals and would sing to them. We have one that I swear takes over an hour to lay. She cannot seem to find just the right spot. He died recently so its taking her a bit longer now. Roosters can be such sweet fellows though. They will sing to them, and encourage them when they are trying to lay. They can be very patient. I watched mine for a good 30 min trying to coax his gal into laying so she could come outside. He was in that nest box right beside her singing the egg song like a little fool. I bet you the neighbors a mile away could hear him too. Wow could he sing loud.
     

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