Confused rooster????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spivey, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. spivey

    spivey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to this site and I'm in desperate need for advice!!! I have a cream legbar rooster and 2 hens (Rhode Island & aracuna). The problem I have is my ladies are laying fine but my rooster has all the signs of a broody hen! He stays in the coup sits on eggs if he can (we remove them everyday) but still remains in the nest box! Barely comes out to eat or scrat we have taken to babysitting him so he doesn't starve!! Oh they are all 5mth old give or take a few days and all hatched and hand reared! Do I need to be worrying???? Can any 1 advise me please?????
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Are you certain he isn't a she?
     
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  3. spivey

    spivey Out Of The Brooder

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    No defo a rooster! [​IMG]
     
  4. spivey

    spivey Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really scratching my head what to do????
     
  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture of her full body from the side?
     
  6. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops. I mean his.
     
  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a stumper, but I agree a body picture would help as well. Is he losing weight that you can tell?

    Gorgeous picture by the way.
     
  8. spivey

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    Hi yes I do. Hope this helps it was taken about a month ago so he will 4 month old on the picture. Thanks for your help I'm getting a bit worried. [​IMG]
     
  9. BayBay Peepers

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    I know I could be wrong, but I don't see the long saddle feathers on him. I would think that is a hen. And if it's a hen then she's going broody and there are ways to try and persuade her otherwise.
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a pullet. First I've heard of one going broody before laying eggs but that's what's happened.

    If you have a small dog cage or something similar you can put her in that without bedding and with food and water for three days and it will break her. Should get eggs in two weeks after she is broken from broody.
     

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