Does your cockerel dance?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickPeas, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Iron Station, NC
    I've seen my OEG cockerel bantam dance this funny little dance...he'll drop his wings and shuffle his feet really fast. It's hilarious! I'm assuming it's a courting dance or something? I wish there was a video out there of a chicken doing this

    Does anyone elses' chickens do this?
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  2. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    ya my roo likes to do the elertric slide, aka the "crab walk" they do the dances to attract hens, or to act tough for dominance. I think the funniest thing he does is when i'll feed the chickens and he'll do little clucking sounds like he has something really great to eat, and when the chickens run over to see what he has, he'll pounce on one, and mate them lol sneaky little roo.............[​IMG]
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    It's called the dance of love [​IMG] mine does it to, he drops a wing and slides over to the girls.
  4. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    I keep roosters in 8 breeds and they all do it. The game breeds tend to do it more often. They do it as both a mating/courting ritual and as a reminder of their dominance. I like when they sing at the same time, that's usually a sign it's the romantic version.

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