my rooster just went broody.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frizzleman74, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. frizzleman74

    frizzleman74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HAVE MY FIRST BROODY.....but it's my silkie rooster. It was sold to me in a pair and my silkie rooster had a definite different build then my silkie hen. I had a feeling that my silkie roooster had been the one laying the eggs but now that its gone broody, im really confused. If you looked at it it looks like a rooster to me, but he has never crowed and hes about a year! Is he a little confused.. he's been siting in the nest fro a couple days now and squacks at me when I touch him.

    Here "he" is..
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If he's not crowing and he's laying eggs and he's gone broody.....I'd say he's a she :)
     
  3. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love it if my roosters laid eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    BaGAWK!! :

    I'd love it if my roosters laid eggs [​IMG]

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  5. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Uh, I'm not sure which is appropriate... are consolations or congratulations in order?
     
  6. ChickyLoo

    ChickyLoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Silkies [​IMG] never have been the smartest birds on the roost. [​IMG]
     
  8. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm raising three chicks for my granddaughter now. I turned her loose with the Ideal catalog and wouldn't you know she picked sikies? I was hoping for anything but sikies or polish![​IMG]
    I really tried to steer her towards the OEGBs, leghorns or something else with a brain or a use.
     
  9. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have kept my Silkie cockerel if he would have gone broody! I need another 'incubator'! My two are already sitting on eggs and raising chicks. [​IMG]
     
  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    [​IMG] Great story! I'd probably say he was a she too.
    I had a hen who looked a lot like a rooster. Massive comb and wattles, and she had a really long tail too before the clutz managed to get it shredded on an adventure with the chain-link fence. [​IMG]
     

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