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Broody Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K7 Menagerie, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    Bend, OR
    I had to share because this was just so funny! I bought a gorgeous golden laced standard cochin roo from equibling (and if you ever have the chance to buy from her, DO, she has wonderful birds with great personalities!). Well, I put Belanus in the coop along with 2 EE hens, 3 seven week old golden laced wyandotte pullets, and 2 young light Brahmas. The 2 hens started picking on the little ones a bit, so Belanus has become a Broody Rooster. The brahmas and wyandottes sleep snuggled up under his wings and he walks around the coop with them, protecting them from the big bad hens! It is TOO funny! I am going to get a photo of them this weekend........
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    He sounds like a very nice rooster. Is he friendly with his humans, too?
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Awww that's so sweet - we have to see pictures of that!

    Have you seen the videos of the1much's blind rooster? He's really cute with baby chicks, too!
  4. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Aww that is way to cute..I'm glad he is taking care of the babies. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Hold on to that roo ! Finding a nice roo for your hens (As long as he can produce chicks for ya) is a wonderful thing to have happen.

    I have gone through alot of roos to get to the ones I have. When I get one that is a problem, I relocate him. I never cull a roo becuase he is aggresive, I GIVE him to someone who will cull him or use him for their flock. I bought and raised meat birds this year and have a good many left in the freezer.
  6. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    Bend, OR
    He is a great rooster with his humans too. If I walk into the coop he wants to fly up and sit on my arm. He also likes to be held and will almost cuddle with you.

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