The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the eggs!!

    Yeah, don't worry, roosters do that to try and win over hens. My Barred Rock does it as does my silkie rooster. They will get into a nest, call the hens to come and see it, set it up all nice looking, and then when a hen comes they try and say "well, I've made a nice nest, might as well raise my babies in it!"

    It does look really funny though and for a while I thought my silkie rooster was going broody!
     
  2. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn at least 3 times a day. You can do more but make sure to leave them on the opposite side from the night before. Just turn odd number of times and they will always be on opposite side at night.
     
  3. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in. Not going to miss this one. Hope find some of those cotti colored egges But I cannot remember what chicken lays them. They more brick red colored a friend wants some. Anybody know what they are?
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! So glad you could join!

    I know that breeds like Marans and Welsummers lay dark eggs, often with a red color to them.
     
  5. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's actually kinda cute!
     
  6. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    My Icelandic roosters do this. I think they are making sure it is safe and letting the hens know it will be a good place for the eggs. I don't see mine do it except when I put a new nest in or replace the hay in the nest boxes. It is though the hens need the okay from him. Nothing better than a good rooster....or worse than a bad one. [​IMG]
     
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  10. GitaBooks

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
     

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