Rooster going broody

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by goingcoocoo, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. goingcoocoo

    goingcoocoo New Egg

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    Our roo is sitting on the eggs with the hen and wont leave her alone to do her job. he's been sitting on the nest for about 2 weeks any ideas on what to do with the roo?? Let him be? Any advise much appreicated. we are newbies.
     
  2. AngieO

    AngieO Chillin' With My Peeps

    The chicken in my avatar picture is my rooster. He made the nest in the chicken box before the hens could get in there to do it.
    Good luck on what to do with your rooster! I usually collect all the eggs my girls lay so I have not run into this problem before. =)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you sure he is a rooster? LOL. His behavior is not unheard of. Some roosters are very involved in the chick raising process. As long as the broody hen accepts his presence I'd leave him be.

    Some roosters will go into a nest box and try to encourage the hens to go in and lay eggs. He just has some good instincts.
     
  4. goingcoocoo

    goingcoocoo New Egg

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    thanks, i just want to add that the eggs are fertile....I guess we will just let him be. :)
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    too bad he can't read, he'd jump out of that crispy chicken strip box really quick! lol [​IMG]
     
  6. AngieO

    AngieO Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol, I started laughing when I realized what the sticker on the box said. I kinda knew it when I grabbed it at Sam's Club, but it didn't sink in completely until I looked at the picture :)
     
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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ha ha that picture is awesome [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, goingcoocoo, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have aboard! I've personally not heard of this behavior but chickens are odd creatures! Good luck to you!
     
  9. chart

    chart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine says Angry Orchard, but the chicken strips is great.
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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