Rooster in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickMagnet64, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. ChickMagnet64

    ChickMagnet64 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    New Milford, CT
    Twice this week when doing a head count in the coop my rooster was not in his normal place on the top roosting bar, instead he was in a nesting box. Is this normal? Once he notices me looking quizzically he tends to get out but I don't recall ever reading about this behavior. Thoughts?
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    I've had a young cockerel try to roost in the nest boxes before. It took a while for him to get the picture that he was supposed to be roosting on the roost bars, but after about a week of pulling him out and setting him on the bar, he finally got it. (Cleaning piles of chicken poo out of nests and wasting nesting material gets old, you know) If I had to guess, I would say he's just trying to find a comfortable spot to sleep. [​IMG]

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