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Rooster laying on eggs

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I rescued a rooster a few weeks ago and we never stands on the perch at night. He kicks the hens out of the nest and sits on the eggs. Is this normal?
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Is it truly a rooster?

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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It's crows every morning and has never laid an egg.
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Oh yeah, that's a rooster!  Check his feet and make sure there is not any type of infection within the folds of his toes.  Make sure your perches are clean and mite free and provide a perch that is flat instead of round.  I have discovered that older chickens tend to appreciate a  large flat perch- a 2 x 4 flat side up works fine. Examine him closely and be mindful of swollen hocks or possible fractured pelvis.  Does he keep both wings close to his body?  A bird who can't positions one or both wings  may have arthritis in the neck or shoulder area.   Otherwise this guy just might have a strong maternal instinct.  I have a rooster that likes to sit in the nest box on special occasions (according to him) but he usually sits on the nest during the day to assist the hen during her 'labor'.  Also your rooster could be kicking the hens off the nest just to prove  that he is the boss.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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