Found roo sitting on egg last night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Chat, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has this happened to anyone else?

    I came home last night and went to collect eggs. One of my silkie roos, Bearcub, doesn't like to roost on the roost bar with the other chickens or cuddle with some of my other silkies on the floor. I usually find him perched on the lip of one of the lower nest boxes. Last night, I am doing my usually rounds collecting eggs and spot him inside one of the nest boxes, and what do you know, HE IS SITTING ON THE ONLY EGG I GOT YESTERDAY!
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard this before. Broodiness doesn't always effect hens (although it's rare to come across a mothering rooster) Silkie boys can get the urge too. Not an every-day thing, but it does happen. If this is the case, wait a few days. Sometimes birds get into crazy moods that don't amount to anything at all, even in circumstances like this.
     

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