Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jennygirl24, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Jennygirl24

    Jennygirl24 New Egg

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    Why does my rooster sit with my hen before she lays her egg?
     
  2. ChickMagnet64

    ChickMagnet64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen that happen too and from what I've read, often the rooster directs the hens as to which nesting box to use. Not sure if that's the case but I saw it somewhere on BYC.
     
  3. ChickMagnet64

    ChickMagnet64 Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW, I just noticed your in CT. Where abouts? We're in New Milford.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    This is something that some roosters do. They pick a nest for the hens and then either sit with them or stand outside and wait for them. They are being a real gentleman!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, some roos like to scope out nesting boxes for the girls.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds pretty cute to me!! Enjoy your birds and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Roosters can do some pretty interesting things sometimes. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some good roosters do this to encourage the hens to lay in the nest box. There are even a few roosters that will sit on eggs briefly while a broody hen takes a lunch break.
     
  9. Jennygirl24

    Jennygirl24 New Egg

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    Thank you:)
     

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