Strange rooster behavior

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by DWH, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Do rosters ever get into a nest box and act like they're going to lay an egg?
  2. cactus-hen

    cactus-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    Rush was the best rooster there ever was. I lost him to a coyote attack last April. Every morning Rush would call his hens outside the coop for breakfast. He would scratch around for the best bugs, find the best pellets and dig under the bushes for any choice morsels. He never ate until the girls were done. When breakfast was finished he would return to the coop to prepare the nests. He would go into each nest and fluff up the hay. Then he would scrunch down and make a nice round depression to cradle the eggs. He did this to all three nest boxes and he did this every day. He is greatly missed.
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    You mean like this?



    Versace is always checking nests or looking for better spots.
  4. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Yes, does he make those clucking sounds like a hen whle he's doing that?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine do. You haven't lived until you've seen a 14 lb rooster crammed into a 12" nestbox.
  6. chickenteen

    chickenteen Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2009
    richlands N.C.
    me RIR rooster loves to sit in one of the nests at night mostly when it is colder.
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    [​IMG] That's hilarious.
  8. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I have seen one do that before. I don't know why. I guess resting!!!
  9. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:When I try to imagine myself as that rooster, a single word comes to mind: "dedication."
    What a cool roo! [​IMG]
  10. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Wooster the Rooster . . . in his nestingbox.


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