what is my rooster doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WildBillHicks, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. WildBillHicks

    WildBillHicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rooster will mock my hens when they are IN the laying box. he also mocks them when they come out but just curious why he mocks them when they are laying. they aren't saying anything so it's odd to me.

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you mean by 'mocking'. If you mean he's just raising a racket, chickens just do that at egg-laying time (though its usually the hens that announce egg laying for everyone).

    He could also be complaining because while they're in the nesting box, he can't breed them.
     
  3. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo will sing the egg song loud and proud when his hens are inside laying. When His girlfriend is nesting, he is extra loud!!!!
     

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