Broody Roo?

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

  1. blacksilkie

    blacksilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    Some Silkie roosters will go broody. Very odd.
     
  4. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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