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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Coop de Grille View Post
 

Ok, it gets weirder. Today I found his brother doing the same thing. He is handicapped and doesn't roost so he likes to sleep in the nest box. I have only seen him in there at bedtime, never during the day and never walking in circles and kicking up shavings and throwing them on his back like I witnessed today.

 

Uh-oh!!! I think they drank the "kool-aid" !!! :weee

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post #12 of 14
^^^^^^^ funny post!
Cock-a-doodle-WHO?
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post #13 of 14

Can you check their breasts to see if they have lost their feathers there? If so, they should theoretically be able to brood, since the 'broody hormones' cause the breast feathers to fall out so they can heat the eggs correctly. Plenty of male birds of other species brood as well, I haven't heard of roosters succeeding at brooding eggs but for all we know in the wild perhaps they do occasionally brood.

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Self-sufficiency farmer with all sorts of all sorts, aiming to get more sorts of more sorts. Working on my own strains & breeds. 

Athlete, nerd, artist, gamer, writer, maker-of-stuff, perpetual student. Ignorance is not bliss, it's suffering! I may be strange but I'm not malicious, so if I give offense please reconsider taking it. ;)

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post #14 of 14
I have a roo that I've had since he was a chick, he's never once crowed (even though he's been around roos that do) and sits on eggs every day. He's got spurs and he's very sweet but I'm not sure what breed he is or if he's gender confused...?
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