Hello everyone! On top of my hen that's having health problems, I've now got a new one! One of my roosters wants to brood. Of my five chickens, there's three hens and two roosters. One of the roosters is normal, one of the hens is normal, one of the hens is sick, one of the hens is brooding and one of the roosters is trying to brood. Normally I wouldn't think anything of it and let him do what he wants, only because I've got one broody hen, she has all the eggs under her, and broody rooster has decided he wants to brood on her eggs. It started off where he would jump on them when she got off to eat and drink, so we would go in and take him off when she would get mad (she would jump on his back, then eventually settle in the nesting box next to him) But now it's gotten to the point where he just goes right back in afterwards. For the past couple of days they've been more or less sharing the nesting box, but this morning we found a broken egg under, so we decided that's enough. So now we've separated them, and the rooster is running to and fro around the wire door whining and trying to peck at it to get at broody hen's eggs. Also, there have been eggs in the other nesting boxes but the rooster doesn't seem interested in those. He just REALLY wants to brood on the broody hens' eggs. Here's a picture of the little bugger in question. Does anyone know why he's so interested in these eggs?