Silkie rooster sitting on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aostrout, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. aostrout

    aostrout New Egg

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    Hello,

    I have what i beleive to be a 7 month old silkie rooster, some of my hens have laid eggs in the box, and he has been sitting on them for almost 3 days now. Do roosters do this? Also do the eggs go bad if he sits on them for that amount of time or are they still edible


    Thanks for the help
    Amanda
     
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sometimes roosters will sit on eggs while the hen is out doing her thing

    back in the day they used to use capons for hatching eggs (neutered roosters)

    as far as the eggs being edible .... i don't know ...
     
  3. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would say if he has been sitting on them for three days they will have tiny chicks developing in them.
     

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