Rooster tells hens where to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stcroixusvi, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens are 17+ weeks, and have NO interest in the nests - if I put them in there, they squawked and run out. Today, I was cleaning out part of the coop - we have doors at waste level, and they were open, the main rooster came in the coop, hopped into one of the nests and started making a sound like "pip pip pip". Curious, a bunch of the hens came in and watched him. Finally, one of them hopped in another nest. She didn't stay long, but wow, it was too funny to see the rooster showing them how to do it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my rooster does this too!

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    "see now ladies, this is what you do."
    "Dont forget to be dramatic, like you women typically are, and holler and flail your wings!"

    Ladies " Oh Frankie... our just SO smart!" [​IMG]
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    Please excuse the poop... frankie needs to teach the ladies to sleep on the roost with him too! [​IMG]
     
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  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    my rooster does this too!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64479_rooster_eggs_.jpg

    "see now ladies, this is what you do."
    "Dont forget to be dramatic, like you women typically are, and holler and flail your wings!"

    Ladies " Oh Frankie... our just SO smart!" [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Please excuse the poop... frankie needs to teach the ladies to sleep on the roost with him too! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Great looking rooster!​
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    My gals have a bouncer who keeps Stan the Man out until all the egglaying is over with. When I open the pop door in the morning he is the first one out with Big Sister pecking at his feet.

    This gal means business!

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  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish mine were laying [​IMG]
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Great looking rooster!

    [​IMG] Thanks!

    Want him?

    lol
     
  8. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Great looking rooster!

    [​IMG] Thanks!

    Want him?

    lol​

    ah, no thanks - got 4 of my own....[​IMG]
     

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