broodster?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lampshadeee69, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Yesterday was the day my hen gave up her baby in order to sit on more eggs. After cheeping and running over to the brooding chicks, i decided since they were born on the same day the chicks could leave the brooder too. I have black breasted OEG rooster and hes been roosting on top of the brooder lately. When i took the chick out, it ran over to the hen's chick. The hen's chick started pecking the brooder chick so the brooder chick ran away. I looked to where it ran and saw this:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/103534_2011-08-14_16-41-07_176.jpg

    The chick stays under his breast now at all times and he protects it and doesnt seem to mind. Ive always wondered if this was possible but i never expected it to happen with a rooster!
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    wow I've never heard of that happening !!!
     
  3. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww
     

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