A broody or nesting rooster?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1FastFlamingo, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 17, 2010
    Brevard County, Florida
    Spike is definetly a roo, has fathered a chick too. He`s a black tailed red frizzled bantam mutt roo. Well this morning I am out giving my girls their daily treats and found Spike in a nesting bin making a nest and settling in! Is this normal for roos to nest or do egg or chick time? He`s my sweetheart of the flock and defends all those small er than him (and he`s pretty short too being a banny) lol. Just curious... On a side note, my girlies love sweet potato skins over regular potato skins apparently! LOL
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    1FF sounds like your roo is having an identity crisis. Maybe he needs gender counciling LOL. Either that or give him some eggs and call him Mrs. Doubtfire. LOL
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hey, nest boxes are great places to nap!

    Also, he can keep an eye on those laying biddies.

    My roo often gets into a nest box to show pullets it's a great place to lay eggs. He turns around, making that cajoling sound that he also uses when he's found a goodie for a favorite hen. He might get in and out two or three times, to show the pullet how great it is.

    It's really endearing to watch.
     
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Yes, he is perfectly fine! LOL He is just either napping or is trying to convince the young pullets where and how to sit. I don't know how old your chickies are but, that is all he is doing. I actually had a rooster who let one of his girls lay an egg right on top of him! LOL He was a funny sight!!
     
  5. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! Sounds exactly like what he`s doing! Trying to show my younger girls where to go. He`s such a gentle boy when it comes to the girlies, even watches over the real young ones too.
     

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