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Supportive, Protective or Demanding Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DawneB, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. DawneB

    DawneB Just Hatched

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    My non dominate Roo stands with my hens when they lay. If they're in a nesting box in the coop he hangs out in the doorway. My one hen occasionally likes to lay her egg in the dust bath bin and he will stand right next to her while she lays. Is this normal Roo behavior
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My younger roosters do the same thing. I sometimes find one sitting in the nestboxes.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto, saw my young cockerel do this.....was charming.......but as an adult he doesn't do it any more.
     
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