Cochin Bantam Cockerel Embarrassing the Hens- PICS & VIDEO LINK

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JP101010, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We got a 2 day old Cochin Bantam SR , and placed him under our broody silkie , miesha.
    now that he is about 5 months old he started acting like a rooster by chasing us off and clamping down on our pant leg [​IMG]
    he is small but mighty
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    when we caught him doing the gurgly new rooster crow we figured - [​IMG] it was definitely a rooster

    But now HE has gone broody- every morning , sometimes before sometimes after the girls lay their eggs , he will jump in , fluff out , huddle down and sing an egg song. Sometimes he goes into each nest to do it. sometimes he is in there cluckin away for 25 minutes.
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    he does check to see if he did lay an egg every once in a while [​IMG]

    Has anyone had this experience?


    My girls are confused too , they sit and watch him?![​IMG]
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    I made this Video which shows his quirky behavior [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, nice try, JP. He`s just trying to encourage the hens to lay. I`ve had many roosters do similar things, even had one to brood chicks when mom dissapeared. If he doesn`t stay on the nest at night then he certainly isn`t broody. Are you relieved, or dissapointed?.........Pop
     
  3. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Disappointed and Entertained [​IMG]
    I dont know if he is actually encouraging the hens or confusing & embarassing them:lau
     

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