- Apr 9, 2017
One of my hens is (We think) broody. It's only been a day but she has the behavior. She made herself a nest in a little cave made out of a tarp in our barn. The weird part is our biggest rooster is standing directly in front of the cave seemingly standing guard. They both make those low growl purr noises like when they see danger when we get close. I threw some scratch and he didn't move for it. It's not like when roosters pretend to nest to mate with the female though. He's just standing there. But we have another younger rooster who usually just hangs around lurking around the other hens but now he is walking around with them and the head rooster is letting him. He would usually chase him off. But he's standing guard instead. Thoughts?