Broody Rooster????????????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by illinichick, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    I went out to gather eggs this weekend and found our 6 month old rooster in a nest box with a hen! She kept getting in and out like she wanted him to leave. He just stayed over to one side with his head hanging out and making a purring sound. I moved away several feet since he is leary of me and he stayed in the nest box. Was he protecting or does he think he's a hen?
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    I have roosters that do that too. I think they're just trying to show the hens that they found a good place to lay an egg.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    all my roo's make a nest, stand guard, and scream for the egg,, then once in a while will sit on em for a while,,,, he's just doing his "part" lol [​IMG]

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