My rooster laid an egg!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyandotte Momma, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Wyandotte Momma

    Wyandotte Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    So I only have one rooster and no hens becuase my hens have all passed but I have pullet chicks but no mature hens. When I went out to the coop to give for feed there was egg! Do I have a rooster? He has a comb and everything. What?!?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Please post a picture of your "rooster." Also, how old are your pullets?
     
  3. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you heard the rooster crow before? Does he have long saddle and hackle feathers? If you could post pictures that would help! How old are the pullets? Very odd situation [​IMG]
     
  4. Catfishfedd

    Catfishfedd Out Of The Brooder

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    He most certainly did not, he's either got you beat or you have a screw loose.
     
  5. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the pullets likely layed it.

    A comb means nothing......
     
  6. Wyandotte Momma

    Wyandotte Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    The pullets aren't even out in the coop yet so they couldn't have laid. And I will post pictures tmrw. I have yet to get him still enough for a good picture. And yes very odd!
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of three things are happening here.

    1. Your 'rooster' is actually a hen in disguise

    2. One of your pullets has jumped the fence and started laying, or

    3. Someone is pulling your leg and has put an egg in the hen's nest to trick you!

    A picture will help to rule out the first option.

    I'd be interested to know how old your pullets are too.


    Best wishes


    Krista.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I vote for number 3.
     
  9. Wyandotte Momma

    Wyandotte Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for everyone's input! And i agree #3 would be likely but I'm no where close to neighbors here is the "rooster" and the egg[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  10. Wyandotte Momma

    Wyandotte Momma Out Of The Brooder

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