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Strange Roo Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marymac, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While spending some quality time in the coop with my chickens, my little Buff Silky roo got into a nest box and started acting like a hen that was going to lay an egg!!!. A couple of the hens watched him and one even picked a little feather of his. He just kept fluffing his nest and picking up bits of shavings and adjusting the nest, then go around in circles and sit back down. this went on for about 5 min or so. What does this mean? It was funny to watch , and it gave me a good laugh:lau [​IMG]:lau
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I read something on here about roos that will make the nest for their ladies...I've never had one do this, but perhaps this is what it's about. Getting it ready for the girls?
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    My white leghorn does that.He likes to remind them where it's safe to lay eggs [​IMG]
     

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