We have a young rooster and my husband caught him sitting on the eggs in the nest when he went out to feed the chickens. He thought it was odd and I told him I'd ask here if that is something roosters sometimes do. We do have two roosters and ten hens.
LOL Well, I'm glad to hear this is normal behavior. Thanks for the replies. Hubby did say there were about 5 hens sitting on the roost watching him. Maybe they were taking lessons. :)
Do any of your roosters crow at 3 a.m. ? We had company spending the night out in the bunkhouse which is next to the barn and the roosters woke them up at 3 a.m. Is that normal? Why would they crow at that hour?
We have our lights on a timer. Actually, it's a heat lamp. We keep it on just before dark for about 4 extra hours then it goes off by itself. I've heard (not sure if it's true) that they need dark to rest and can become agitated if there is too many hours of light. I'd like to know for sure though.
I'm glad our house is far from the barn so I don't hear the roosters crowing. :)