Broody Rooster

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thebanthams, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster is sitting on eggs !!! [​IMG] Has anybody else rooster do that ??
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Roosters will often get in nests to "prepare" them for the hens. I have never heard of a rooster broody though.
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he didnt sit very long ! 3 hrs! Guess he figure thats not fun !![​IMG]
     
  4. SkippyRoo

    SkippyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    A mythical creature, the Basilisk or Cockatrice is said to hatch from a spherical yolkless egg laid by a seven year old rooster and hatched by a toad. How old is your rooster? And any toads around?

    interesting behavior for a roo! hmmmm!
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie rooster will be two. he still sit on them off and on !! I do have toads, but they are now out yet (too cold)

     
  6. Lutz Farms

    Lutz Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised a chick from the day it hatched. She was s so sweet that I thought I would put her in with my new hatched chicks when she was just a but older and she to them right in. So, I gave her another 20 to raise as well. Come to find out , she is a he. He is now raising another two chicks and he just loves being a momma. So odd but the best chuckle I've ever had. She is an F1 I breed myself.
     
  7. Lutz Farms

    Lutz Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a pic of him/her sitting with the two chicks today.

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  8. Lutz Farms

    Lutz Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    And here are pics of him from hatch to now.
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  9. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a silkie cockerel like that, until my dog ate him. He was a sweetie and loved babies.
     

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