Do roosters pray?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mel P, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Mel P

    Mel P Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed that about 1-2 times per day, both our roosters (at different times) will go into the chicken house, face the wall or corner, kneel down then bow its head. [​IMG]. He will stay like this for about 5 minutes than come out, unless there is a disturbance for which he will come out right away. Our roosters are kind and gentle. Does anyone else have roosters that do this?
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's thanking the "keeping you out of freezer camp" god. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mel P

    Mel P Out Of The Brooder

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  4. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow ours does the same thing... We were thinking he just had a slight mental issue... Good to know this is normal... Ours also crowed like crazy when our 12 week old RSL layed her second egg... He may have also done this when she layed her first one but we missed her laying her first...
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Maybe he's putting himself in a time out??? (Can you tell I'm a teacher?)
     
  7. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe they are "Cocks of the Cloth", lol
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    He is trying to get the hens attention ,he is showing her a good place to lay.
    my roos do it all the time,especially when the i leave the door to the house open by accident and a roo calls his girls in to lay by the freezer or in the washroom.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  9. Mel P

    Mel P Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL!



    Quote:He does that sometimes too, but at these times, he is very quite and acts like he wants to be left alone for a few minutes.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Well, if you had to boss around a bunch of hens all the time, wouldn't you want some quiet time to yourself???
     

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