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Gimley is confused

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by horsejody, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Gimley is a 2 1/2 month old Golden Cuckoo Marans roo. When we get home from work, we let the chickens free range. While the big chickens are in the yard, we take Gimley and his brother, Normie, out of their cage and let them run around and explore the coop. The door is open, but they don't venture outside yet. They mostly sit and stare at my broodie Buff Cochin hen. I guess she has been quite the role model because last night when I went to put the boys back in their cage with the heat lamp for the night I found Gimley by the nest boxes sitting on a plastic egg. [​IMG]

    ETA: You may remember Gimley from previous posts. He was my spraddle leg boy with the bandaid braces.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Aww too cute, maybe he's one of those Mr. Moms we hear about!
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HMMMMMMM maybe he grew upside down in the egg?
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol.

    he's a family guy.
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Maybe it's the chicken version of playing with dolls. Perhaps I should make a GI Joe uniform for the egg so it won't seem so girly.
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    Seriously, my nephew had a doll, her name was Debbie, he is a fine normal well balanced hard working young man now.
    I think Gimley is just checking everything out, he will grow up to be a fine normal rooster..... [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Roosters will brood on eggs too if their hen is taking a short break and he feels the need. I think he's just a sweet little family guy.

    or maybe he was just sitting i nthe stupid nest because he felt like it and there just HAPPENED to be an egg, and now he's terribly embarrassed that his mum is touting it all over the internet... lol.
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Isn't it a mom's job to embarrass her kids?
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    [​IMG] That is so funny, Jody!
     
  10. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe he has some emu in him
     

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