Watch Carefully Ladies, This Is How It's Done

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbieschicks, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Says my 32 week old WL roo, Foghorn - I heard a big commotion when I went out to clean out the coop and found just about everyone inside getting a lesson on where to lay.
    The 19 week old LOs listened carefully and then a few of them tried out the nest boxes, kicking out the fresh straw and ping pong balls in the process. The LO roo Francis stood nearby to watch the whole affair.
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    My 28 week old AC wanted nothing to do with egg laying lessons or egg laying and quickly rushed off. "No eggs from me!" She cries out.
    Meanwhile the 19 week old Silkie roo, Daisy, listened from the corner to pick up pointers on how to teach the ladies.
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    Of course my 32 week old WL pullet, Snow White, was not too happy as she wanted to actually lay her egg and not just learn about it. Since she was well versed in laying, she soon gave up waiting and joined him in the nest box.
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  2. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Foghorn is hilarious!! How cute!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It cracks me up when the Roos check out nesting areas. My dominant roo often goes into nest boxes to check 'em out and encourage pullets to use 'em.

    He also finds choice spots on the porch, behind this or that bit of furniture or a box left there.

    I love your photos - Foghorn's a great rooster!
     
  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Oh yeah - and here's the video of the class lesson - listen carefully to the lavender orpington rooster, Francis' response to Foghorn's lesson.

     

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