Would a Cockerel brood a chick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sticksoup, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. sticksoup

    sticksoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little BO (sex unknown) would nest on our newest chick. Is this a female chicken only trait or would a boy chicken do it too?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's probably a pullet, then, though I think some have talked of cockerels sitting on nests.
     
  3. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My BO roo sits on the nest for limited times. I did a double take a few times then decided he wasn't hurting anything so we let him sit.
     

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