You gotta read this one

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ed62, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was working in the yard, raking leaves today. I heard our 27 week old cockerel raising a fuss. I'd heard that sound before. It was a distress call. So I went over to the chicken yard to see what was going on. There were 3 pullets in the yard, seemingly happy enough. He kept up his distress call. I walked into the chicken coop, and there were the other 3 pullets, eating. Where was he? He was in one of the nesting boxes, sitting on an egg!! I guess he's not playing with a full deck [​IMG] . When he saw me, he looked at me like he'd like to say something. What do you think he would have said if he could talk? (Has anyone else seen a rooster sitting on an egg?)

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  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reading your post, I had to laugh out loud! I've never heard of a roo acting this way. It's so bizzare...
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe he's trying to figure out if the girls can do it why can't I, you know how some guys can't stand it if a girl does something better than them.
     
  4. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a rooster that would get in the nest box and coo - trying to woo the hens into the nest box with him!
     
  5. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I totally agree. Never thought I'd see anything like that. I brought the egg in to show my wife. I told her Eric was the last one in the box. She quickly assured me he did not lay that egg. [​IMG] I told her it would be just fine with me if he did, and continued to lay an egg a day for many years. I'd never have to worry about missing a meal. [​IMG] I wish I had my camera with me at the time.

    Ed
     
  6. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orpington rooster kept shouting his head off and sitting in a nesting box before any of the girls started laying eggs. I wondered if he was trying to communicate something.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He'd say, "Honest, I did not lay that thing. I'm just checking things out."
     
  8. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    He's say, "Those lazy girls just left this here! Can you believe it?!?!?" [​IMG]
     
  9. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:"After all the work I did to fertilize this thing and they just left it here!!!"
     
  10. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    "I tried, but it sure was hard."
     

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