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BROODY ROOSTER

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barnwife, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For all those who have asked me to post pics, and for all those curious about this, here ya go.

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    This is my bantam black cochin rooster, Fluffy.


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    This is the setup I have for my newest chicks. It's a giant plastic tote. With an itty bitty heat lamp. 4" deep shavings, food, water, & grogel on a plank above shavings level.

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    fluffy, from the left side, a couple of chicks exploring. How many chicks do you think there are?

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    This is the view from above.


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    right side of fluffy, you can see SOME of the chicks.

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    This is about half. There are 37 standard-sized chicks and 6 ducklings in here.

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    If you look closely, you can see some tiny little stilts in the feathers.

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    What a roo!
     
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwwwwwwww:D
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    That is priceless. Chickens are amazing animals that continue to amaze us with their crazy antics! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    HE is a superstar lol. I had bought him originally as a her, and then was going to pop him in the stewpot. Then I saw him strutting through the entire yard the day I let my first batchof chicks out...and they were ALL under him!!! He was their mommy!

    Out of 30 somthing layers, and 2o something feather-footed banties, I have not a single one who outdoes him in care for chicks.

    May he breed this trait to all his offspring!

    Did I mention he also beats out my buff mutt giant-sized, rir, gold sex link, br, and ameraucana roos for the girls?

    They all weigh more than double his weight!


    I will post more as the chicks get bigger and his fluff becomes less needed for them....especially the ducks.
     
  5. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww he is darling.
     
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    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so cool! I had a male ringneck pheasant sit on eggs before..which isn't really all that common. It is more likely for the ornamental pheasants to do that. He definitely looks like a keeper!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    So he's manly with a feminine side! Well, instead of dinner he became Mr. Mom!
     
  8. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it was the name my dd gave him when we thought he was a she at the feed store?

    Fluffy.


    Not very masculine. But, he is rescued from the menu! I'm sticking my buff something-or-other in the stewpot this weekend! He likes to crow a little early for me...330 am till 330 am. without fail. My neighbor might even like that dinner more than me, though! lol
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Fluffy!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] must have been a good curse!
    Well, that buff something or other just didn't have what us girls want, I guess!! I have a good recipe for noodles if ya need one! [​IMG]
     
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