Rooster with yolk on his chest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nhdeb, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. nhdeb

    nhdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster has gotten egg on his chest from somewhere a couple times now. Noone is laying. My year old hens stopped this summer and my pullets haven't started yet
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If you are sure it is yolk, Somebody is laying. Sounds like he is eating eggs.
     
  3. nhdeb

    nhdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought of that too, but it's smeared all over his chest about the height the hen would be when mounted. Just hoping he isn't hurting anyone
     
  4. steve232

    steve232 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster will sometimes get in a nest box and form a nice nest shape for the hens. All the while I can hear him making all kinds of noises and from outside the pen sounds like hes kinda rolling around in the nest. If theres an egg in the nest and thats going on I can see how it could get broken and of course it would be on him.
     

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