dancing rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by capertsonfarm, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. capertsonfarm

    capertsonfarm New Egg

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    HI! this is more of an observation and wondering if i am the only one with an odd roo. :) My roo started doing a sideways quick step yesterday whenever i get near him and the ladies... he is a typical roo and is very protective. Anyone else have a guy like this? trying to catch it on video, and then will have to figure out how to upload that on here!
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dance is normal. He is showing that he is boss. My rooster has done the dance while I was walking with a huge bowl of feed and then he spurred my leg! Roosters will be roosters! They also sometimes do the dance just before they mate a hen.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's the truth about dancing roosters. Welcome to backyard chickens.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The wing dance tells you he's the stud of the flock and you better respect him!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4 Ya, your roo is trying to tell you where he thinks you should be in the pecking order, lower than him.
     
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what he's thinks anyways.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Your rooster's "dance" means he is trying to dominate you.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Roosters dance to display their dominance, or to attract a future mate.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on dominance.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - agreed that it is a dominance thing. Keep an eye on him the progression generally leads to flogging. You will very likely need to convince him that you are the BOSS.
     

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