Chook Cha-Cha

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gsim, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was wondering if any BYC'rs have any chooks that do what mine do. I have a flock of presently, 21 hens, 4 breeds. One breed is listed as Buff Comet by my supplier, Myer's Hatchery of Ohio.

    If I scratch the backs of any one of those Buff Comets, as soon as I quit, they ruffle their feathers like a wet dog while they strut a few steps. [​IMG] It is really comical to see. None of the other three breeds that I have will do that. So, am really wondering if any of you have ever seen that behavior?

    Gerry [​IMG]
     
  2. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs do this. Since they really don't like being touched or held, I just thought it was the equivalent of giving me the finger.
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Actually, the hen does it instinctavely to move the rooster sperm into their egg making tract. Your just being used as the big roo.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] The Big Roo? [​IMG] Well if that is the case, then I have 3 other breeds that know nothing about repoductive habits. [​IMG] Seems that only my buff comets do that little cha-cha. Found out about it quite by accident one day, and have since tried to see if all do it and none do but the one breed. I show it to visitors and it is always good for a laugh when they do it.

    Gerry [​IMG]
     
  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Well ur comets are ur love bugs then.
     

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