Dancing Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladylynch, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ladylynch

    ladylynch Chirping

    Jul 11, 2013
    Horatio, Arkansas
    I have a big white rock rooster that's about 25 weeks old I let them out every morning and he comes up to me stretches his wings out towards the ground and does like an Indian rain dance. Is he trying to show dominance over me ?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Absolutely! He is treating you as he would another chicken. Next step is pecking at the ground and sort of side stepping. If allowed it may then escalate to full out flogging. Walk towards him and force him to give way. Don't kick at him - that will only reinforce his desire to assert dominance. There are many threads on site about correcting the bad behavior of roosters. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Good luck.

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