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Will roos get into nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frankenchick, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Songster

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    I'm wondering if Jane Marple is really M. Poirot. But would s/he climb into the nest box if so?
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  2. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
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    Yes, roosters will get in the nest boxes... I have a BR that refuses to roost and sleeps in a box. They will also at times get in with your hen to help her... giving her support and coaching her to lay an egg. I thought it was weird too... but other members have told me that their roosters do the same thing as for the coaching and support thing. As for roosting, I have not read anyone elses post saying a thing about it. Hope I answered.

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  3. frankenchick

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    Great, I may have a couple NH roos. That's exactly what they do -- pace and talk and climb in with the others.

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  4. cadman68

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    My roosters actually prefer the nest box over the roost pole.
     
  5. joanc

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    I have 9 roos (14 wks old) and there are 3 that use the boxes at night, the other 6 roost. Go figure. Anyhow, there will soon only be 3 total, cuz I have too many for my hens. :eek:
     
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I know the feeling... I have 15 of them still and 38 hens... ugggg... We seriously need to down size. [​IMG]
     

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