I think my roos broody!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickyPooh, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dutch ( I think) roo that has a very cute and sweet, as well as protective nature. I was playing with him today and put him in a nest box and he started chirping like a hen does with chicks and he bedded down in the nest and would not get out!!! What is up with my roo? ( yes, I am positive he's a roo)
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you post a picture?
     
  3. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some roo's act like that when they are trying to get the hens to lay.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If a bird stays in the nest for 24 hours night and day without going to roost, then you can say they are broody. I bet he was just showing his ladies the best place to lay an egg.
     
  5. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantie (i think he's part millie???) was doing that, but when I went to move him he was actuallysitting on an egg!! do they normally do that? He usually goes in the nests and kicks the straw around.
     
  6. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what he was doing and I have a video on my phone but I can't post it. He didn't stay in there but he stayed there for a while.
     

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