Roo laying on eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyleigh, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chirping

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    One of my hens just started laying eggs. When I went to the coop today, what I'm 90% sure is a rooster, was laying in the nest. Do the roosters lay on the eggs, or am I mistaken and he's a hen?
     
  2. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    That's funny, maybe he wants to be a hen, or is he young and the only cockerel and not sure yet? Maybe he's a pullet with a large comb? A couple of my comets have a large comb. GC
     
  3. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chirping

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    He is one of two roosters. His comb is fairly small, what makes me think hes a rooster is his tail. He also just kind of has that rooster look to him. He is also about 22 weeks old
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    My roosters frequently will sit in a nest box or other 'nesting' spot to show the girls that he thinks it's a great place to lay those eggs. I have a few pullets who refuse to lay in a box until her 'man' has given his approval. Chicken drama. It's hilarious.
     
  5. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chirping

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    HAHA! It turns out there was an egg under him... Maybe he was keeping it warm
     
  6. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chirping

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    As soon as I get my computer working I will post pics of him.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Nothing wrong with a fella showing his "feminine side" [​IMG]
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    My roo loves to climb in a nest box, or a likely nesting corner, squirm around, fluff the bedding, and chuckle up a storm. He's quite the family man, very interested in the whole egg to chick agenda.
     
  9. kyleigh

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    I believe he/ she is a hen, as I saw him/ her in the nesting box again today. The one that I know is a hen, Hasn't been in the best yet, and there are only two that lay brown eggs. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    100% female. Just look at how rounded those back feathers are. What on earth made you think she was a rooster?
     

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