Do I have a weird roo?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by fluffychickens, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Songster

    Sep 1, 2010
    OK we have a trash can laying on it's side with fake eggs in it and my roo Ari will go in and cluck,roll the eggs,and sit on them. Ari looks like he is either trying to lay an egg or go broody.And I know he is a roo beacause I've seen him crow. Is he just really confused?

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Yes, he is confused, or really, really wants to have chicks of his own someday.
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    He's trying to convince one of the hens to come sit the nest like he thinks they are supposed to.
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    yup my roos do that to!
  5. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] That would be histarical (sp?) to see!!

  6. magistradomina

    magistradomina Songster

    Mar 6, 2010
    Where I live.
    My roo did that when he was alive...[​IMG]
  7. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    Maybe he's just trying to be an awesome father [​IMG] Little does he know his "children" are fake
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    It's a common rooster behavior, it is their inviting and help in making a nest for a hen so she can lay an egg. He would do it regardless of if there are fake eggs there or not. [​IMG]
  9. GotChicken?

    GotChicken? Songster

    Jan 14, 2010
    The Thumb, MI
    All my roos do that, but my Silkie roo is especially kooky about it. He'll go to his favorite nest spot, the NE corner of the coop, and bury himself down several inches in the litter. He'll growl like a dog as he does this, and keeps this behavior up for at least several minutes. Of course, I "help" him by dumping litter on top of him so he's almost completely buried. Instead of a rooster, I end up with a growling mound of leaves and wood shavings that has two beady black eyes glazed in some sort of weird internal joy. He's an odd one, no doubt about that.

  10. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Awww...I think that is so sweet!!! I haven't seen my roo do this yet, but he is only 5 months old so maybe that is why.

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