Broody Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blacksilkie, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. blacksilkie

    blacksilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    I always find my silkie roo sitting on eggs. It this normal? I only have one roo and 5 hens. The hens just seem to lay their eggs and leave them then the roo hops in the nesting box and sits on till I remove them.
  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    I just don't know......this is just me thinking with the computer keyboard......natural capon???? or are you absolutely sure he is a roo??? I read that capons will set; that is why I mentioned it.
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Some Silkie roosters will go broody. Very odd.
  4. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2009
    Seminole, OK
    Funny - just just posted about this on another thread. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with a broody roo! Mine's not a silky, though. Actually, I have no idea what he is - he's just a black roo. I doubt he's purebred anything. Maybe mostly Langsham? Who knows, but he will really pitch a fit if you try to take his eggs!

    Pic of weird roo sulking because I robbed him of his eggs...


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