Rooster in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WestVermont, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. WestVermont

    WestVermont Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2012
    Bennington, Vermont

    This is my Rooster Alfredo. I Introduced hay and golf balls into a training nesting box and he felt a need to sit on them... is this odd behavior or is this usual for a suspected rooster to act in this manner?
  2. Gittx

    Gittx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2012
    Edom, Texas
    Maybe he's just enjoying his new "roost". Is the box elevated for some reason? Chickens love to go to high places, and he's just proven himself to be King of the Hill. Bet it won't be near as much fun if placed on the floor. I would place the back against a wall so he doesn't decide to perch on it. [​IMG]
    Good Luck
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, a good rooster is one who checks out nest boxes and even coos to invite ladies in to start a family with him. My best roosters do this.

    I think it's adorable.
  4. To cute!
  5. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2012
    My rooster does that too. I think roos actually like to sit on eggs as well. My roo doesn't make a habit out of it, but if yours does, all the better for him. Ladies man, yes?
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013

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