What is Mr. Fancypants doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by egggarden, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. egggarden

    egggarden Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2008
    Central Wisconsin
    Roxanne is in the coop getting ready to lay an egg in the corner. Mr. Fancypants is standing over her (not mounting) chortling - sounds like a deep, rumbly coo - almost constant. Anybody know what this is all about?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 roos that do this when one of the ladies are going to lay. He stands gaurd so to speak.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    He thinks his progeny is coming! [​IMG]
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's telling her that the nest site is a good spot and he 'approves'. My boys do this with food and finding excellent spots for a hen to lay her brood. He'll go over and start cooing, as if to say, "Come here, I think you'll like this."
  5. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    my cockerel does the same thing. he often will make the nest for the girls, and go it in with them? wonder if he got them something for valentines day too?
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009

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