rooster...in the nestbox?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elmo, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of hens crowing before, but this?

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    He was also making those same kind of sounds that he makes when he's found some juicy bug that he wants to share with his girls.
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Ours have done it occasionally before.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is that thing he's in? It looks like some sort of crazy tupperware...
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    What a good boy!
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    What is that thing he's in? It looks like some sort of crazy tupperware...

    That's Durabilt modular storage bin; comes with its own lid and already has the right sized opening and a lip to hold in the shavings. Since it's plastic it's also easy to clean.​
     
  6. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens are most receptive to mating right after laying an egg. So I suspect that he's "in the mood" and trying to tempt one of the hens to lay. [​IMG]

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  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That, and sometimes roosters will try to find the best places for his girls to lay eggs. Roosters may not do much, but when it comes to their hens, they'll most likely do what they can to 'commit'.
     

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