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Strange roo behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken stalker, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    For the past few days I have been noticing that my roo is acting strange. When I collect eggs he pokes his head in each of the nesting boxes and makes a strange sound. It sounds like a mother calling her chicks. Then he will sit on the bottom of the coop and make nesting motions...like a hen does when she is going to lay an egg. He'll then call a few more times and by then a few of my hens enter the coop wonder what the heck he's doing. I have 3 hens (hatched with him) that are almost to laying age (20 weeks this week)...is he showing them what to do???
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    he's being the perfect gentleman,,, ALOT of good roo's will make the nests for the girls,, he'll watch over them while having the egg,, and sometimes will even sit on an egg ( FREAKED ME OUT!!) and they get VERY vocal when doing all this.,, so he aint strange,, just a good roo.
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Blue Rooster does this. Whenever I put up new nesting areas he gets in and makes the perfect nests for his ladies then tells them they are ready.
  4. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    My Hamburg roo does this on occasion. It's cute to see him rearranging the nesting material and making a nice bowl in the nest for the girls. What a good roo!
  5. sewincircle

    sewincircle Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central New York
    Hey there...Its jeanmarie!
    You have a good boy there! I wish mine was as good to his girls!
    [​IMG] I had to move mine to solitary confinment. hehehe
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Yuppers! Our silkies do it.. and the OE banties watch over the OE, Seabright and D'Uccle gals while laying, and have hissies if anyone else comes near em while laying!

    Our Rocks and Seabright Roo's couldn't care less.......
  7. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Glad to hear that he doesn't have an identity crisis [​IMG] Thanks for all the get info!

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