confused rooster?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvmyturkens, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. luvmyturkens

    luvmyturkens Out Of The Brooder

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    When I have gone out to collect eggs, I have found our Americauna Rooster sitting on them...is this common? This has happened several times. Will he hatch the eggs or was it a coincidence that he was sitting on them?

    Sorry, I don't know much about chickens yet..but I'm learning lots on here.
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes roosters will get in the nest and coax the hens telling them its a good spot to lay i guess:lol:
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ive heard of silkie roosters trying to hatch eggs before but never a standard breed rooster !! I dont think he was trying to hatch them (sounds kind of cute) I think he was showing the hens a good nesting box or invesagating it. How long does he stay on the eggs for ?
     
  4. luvmyturkens

    luvmyturkens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not really sure how long he sits on them, but I do know that they are warm when I have picked them up after I find him on them. We live in Pa, so at this time of year they are usually cold.

    I thought it was kind of cute too. He is a very laid back rooster. If fact, I haven't seen him trying to "do his thing" with the hen at all. If it weren't for the fact that he crows every morning (afternoon..whenever), I'd wonder if maybe he was a hen in rooster's clothing..lol

    We were hoping to try to hatch some eggs in the spring, but it is way to cold now. Maybe he'll help out. [​IMG]
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    LOL, Sounds like he would be a good daddy !!

    He might be mating the hen(s) and your just not seeing him do it.


    How old is he ?
     

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