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lmao at my little sebright rooster!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StruckBy, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. StruckBy

    StruckBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little sebright rooster (hatched mid Sept) is still in the process of learning to crow & apparently is now proving he's a modern man because he is now 'brooding' a couple eggs his mom laid! [​IMG] He dashes out to eat & drink and is clearly healthy & agile (as demonstrated while I chased him around trying to catch him to check to make sure there wasn't something wrong) but oof! he is not going to let anyone take those eggs! He won't even let the hens into that house (the eggs were laid in one of the dog houses I have out in the pen in case the ducks ever decide they want shelter)! If he actually manages to hatch anything I'm going to die laughing...and totally continue that bloodline!
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like his a little confused[​IMG]
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Interesting boy you have!
     
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    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! LMBO!
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Love to see a pic of the little man on his eggs!
     
  6. StruckBy

    StruckBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know! I just need to remember to grab the camera when I go out in daylight...my cell phone is really crummy at pictures.
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Try hard to get the pic! I know I can hardly wait to see this! it would be one for the record books if he managed to brood those eggs to hatching!

    Has anyone ever known a roo to be able to do this?
     
  8. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww! That is so cool!!
     
  9. Usagi

    Usagi Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that's just wonderful. Nurturing dads across all species warm my little icy heart. (I kid. I'm just a sarcastic person. my heart's not icy. lol)

    That seriously is cool though. I'm crossing my fingers for hatched chicks because I'm really curious how he's planning on parenting them. :D
    Ye-up. Very interesting biological organism you've got there. I love it.
     
  10. StruckBy

    StruckBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little bummed I admit...I tricked him off & managed to candle the 2 eggs he was on. Since they weren't fertile, I went ahead & pulled them. I actually would have been more than a little shocked if they WERE fertile...he hasn't even finished growing in his grown-up tail feathers yet and I've never seen him attempt to mate with my other sebright (his mom...I think she'd still thrash him). He spent a lot of time looking for the eggs after I swiped them. Here's a picture of before I disturbed him...sorry for the poor quality, I have no idea what I did with the real camera so it was just with a cell phone. I'll be curious to see if he tries this behavior again as he gets older.

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    The hen:
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