Rooster in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by azrc, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. azrc

    azrc Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    I caught my rooster in the nesting box today, twice. I've never seen him go in there before.

    Is this significant in any way or is just having orientational issues? [​IMG]
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I've had this happen once. Went to check for eggs in the morning and noticed on of our boys in the nest box. I didn't think anything of it at the time.

    Went back out to check for eggs a couple hours later and found that the second rooster basically was putting him in his place so he was cowering. We seperated him from the rest of the flock right then and there.

    If you don't have a second rooster, then I'm not sure. I'm sure other members will come along and post their experiences.

    Hope this is some help!

  3. azrc

    azrc Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hi! Thanks.

    Cowering was my only thought, but there's nothing for him to really cower from other than the neighborhood cats who seem to have taken a liking to my yard. And none of the other birds seemed to be worried about anything.
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    I have a 16 week silkie roo that has just started to jump my 7 mth hen. He follows her everywhere and jumps into the nest box as well. Sometimes she kicks him out though. I thought he was wondering what she was doing but it has been happening like this for days now. She lays an egg and will not sit on it the roo hangs aroung the egg for a while then losers interest. Chickens are definitely a strange breed lol

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