Rooster sitting in nesting box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KaitlynChick55, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    Calumet, UP of MI
    Everynow and then, I'll see my Americauna rooster sitting in a nesting box, and he clucks, and then an americauna hen, the same age as he is, (im not shur what age, but they aren't old farts:p) climbs in with him, and they just sit there for a few minuets. I'm not worried or anything, but i thought it was weird [​IMG]. Anybody got any ideas why he does this?
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    He's just being a good rooster and trying to show them where he thinks are good places to lay. My roo does this too occasionally, although more so when he was younger. It was a bit amusing watching him trying to arrange himself in the nest box with his big tail and all! Not quite as good a fit as for the hens! [​IMG]
  3. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love it when the roosters do that! They are being loving mates and helping their hens make a nice nest. Once a had a bantam turkin rooster and when his hen would make her braaawww braaaaaaawwww need-to-lay-an-egg noise he would come flying (once he even flew from my front yard over my head to my back yard) to help his hen make a nest. You have a friendly rooster in the making! Good luck!
  4. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Syracuse, New York
    That is too cute! I can't wait till our rooster is old enough to do that. [​IMG]
  5. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    South MS swamps
    Quote:I wish I'd taken a picture of my Jersey Giant rooster sitting in the nestbox while the Orpington and EE hens looked on. I was halfway wondering if he'd get stuck. [​IMG]

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