My Rooster Has Gender Identity Issues

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hudsonhousechicks, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

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    My nearly year old Wyandotte roo climbed into a nestbox today and made himself comfortable. Does anyone else's roo do this?!

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  2. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chirping

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    [​IMG] No, but someone in my hatching group complained that her eggs aren't fertile because her rooster is mating on the wrong end!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    I had a rooster who would only mate sneakers. Called him Reebok.
     
  4. silkieroo

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    ya most roos do it and as entertaining as it is for us to see... it does serve a purpose! He is showing the hens where to lay... my roo will often do this when one of my girls is "complaining" that she has to lay!!
     
  5. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

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    I just went out to lock up the coop and he's SLEEPING in the nestbox!
     
  6. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Songster

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    Broody rooster?[​IMG]
     
  7. Breac

    Breac Songster

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    Until the La-Z-Roo recliner is invented, I think all a rooster can do if he wants a comfy, quiet spot is to sit in a nest box.
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    All good roosters make sure their women know where the best nests are. I find my Delaware, Isaac, in a nest every day, calling the girls over. Even, on occasion, big old Suede gets into a nest-no idea how he fits in there, but they want to make sure their women are laying eggs to continue their lines, I guess.


    See the big blue rooster butt?

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  10. BarnGoddess01

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    My EE roos do it from time to time. Seems to really attract some of the ladies. One of my black sex links in particular really loves it when the boys pick out the nest for her (she coos away in response as she joins him in the box) and my BR hen is generally interested too. I think it's very romantic. [​IMG]
     

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