I have a bonded pair of silkies. My rooster, ''Bradley Cooper'', waits till his wife ''Candy'' lays an egg and he goes and lays on it. He actually picks up bits of straw and fixes it under him. He carefully rolls the egg under him and settles down. Is this normal behavior? I pull the egg right away when I see this, becaue I don`t want to start any incubation right now. But he could be on them for hours because I see his wife Candy popping around without him. Then I go out looking and sure enough hes egg sitting. I didn`t think that roosters would sit on eggs for any length of time. Anyone else have a broody rooster?...Oh and hes a good stud too. I have some BEAUTIFUL babies from this pair. So is this normal? None of my other regular roosters do this. Only my silkies. I have another male rooster that made himself a nice nest in the hen house and he lays for hours in his nest, but with no eggs. Is this just a Silkie thing?