Gender-confused Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken_Lover4567, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Central Texas
    We've all seen them. But I think I have one now. I know some roos are late bloomers on the whole "crowing" scene but mine is a bit different. My rooster, Me-ke goes into the nesting box every single day and sits on FAKE EGGS. He wno't let any hen near him and when he gets out, a hen comes and lays real eggs. He then pushes her off and sits. He is about......7 months old. Should he be crowing soon? I love hearing roosters crow..but all I hear in the morning is my ladies egg-laying. [​IMG]
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    That's funny [​IMG]
    My young leghorn/andalusian rooster likes to sit on the eggs for a while after my hens lay them.His leghorn dad likes to sit in the nests with the hens as they lay.
    I also have a young game rooster mix that thinks he's a hen.When the big rooster (also a game and his dad) tries to chase him,he acts like a broody hen and spreads out his wings.He looks just like one when he does it.The big rooster stopped attacking him when he started doing this and leaves him alone now.

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