Mamma Rooster?

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

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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