rooster question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trudyg, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2013
    My birds are molting now, so we're lucky to get 1 or 2 eggs every few days. So, today I notice that there's a hen in the nest box and the rooster isn't to be seen. I soon learned that he was in the nest box with the hen. What a goof! She didn't seem bothered. Has anyone seen this behavior before? I don't know that I would be able to do anything about it, as I'm at work during the day and only noticed it because I'm off this morning. Just curious.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I will often find younger roosters goofing around in the nestboxes trying to show the hens where to lay, I have been startled a time or two by wondering what chicken is that in my boxes, only to realize it's a rooster. I haven't seen any older roosters do it.

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