My Rooster went Broody? UPDATE PHOTO

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by herechickchick, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    My little rooster (no name yet) who is about 10 weeks old was sitting on top of the eggs in the nesting box yesterday all fluffed out. He is 1/2 Japanese Bantam and 1/2 Modern Game Bantam. I am certain he is a rooster he has a nice big red comb and wattles but he has never crowed, could he be an over developed girl or was this just one of those crazy chicken moments?
     
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  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    It may be a baby thing. I have 2 9 week old roos that were sitting on the same nest, the only one with eggs, the other day. I figured it was youthful insecurity.
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Could he be hiding from another rooster or hen that picking on him? If you take him out of the box will he get right back in it?

    Post pic and we can tell wether or not it is a hen or a rooster.
     
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:No, he is pretty well liked. I have never seen anyone bother him. I will get a photo but when you see it you will say, ROOSTER. [​IMG]
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Hey, my youngest son carried a baby doll until he started school (he is almost 7 and still sleeps with her...shhhhhhh). There are just some men who make REALLY good dads!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:I love it! He has not been on the nest since and I would not have thought anything of it if he had just been sitting in the box but he was desperate to cover those eggs with his tiny body. It was really cute.
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Here he is:

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  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Awwwwww.....what an adorable little sweetie!!!!!!!
     
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    What a cutie pie!!
     
  10. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    OMG he's SO tiny!!!
     

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