Mamma Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylverfly, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Northeastern Michigan
    So I’ve been posting on here a lot but I’m new to this and have lots of questions/concerns. My EE rooster has taken to sitting on the eggs my hens are laying. They all lay in the same nest box so there are like 4-5 eggs in there before I collect them and lately my roo has been sitting on the eggs. Doesn’t seem like a problem except that he’s been trying to turn the eggs and he’s really bad at it. He’s cracked at least 4 eggs doing this (I’ve watched him doing this and he’s not trying to eat the eggs or anything). So how do I make him stop doing this, and does he think he’s a hen, roosters aren’t supposed to sit on eggs right?
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    Case of gender-identity disorder? Can you separate him for a while to see if that will break him of it?

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