flapping,prancing roos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cknmom, May 7, 2007.

  1. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have ano roo,i don't know how old he was given to us. We have another one that is about 7-8mo. They get along fine, for now mostly. I was wondering though, they will runn to one of the hens and they will flap and prance around them . I don't know if they are berating them orshowing that they are the boss.Anyone know?
    Monica
     
  2. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    that is their mating dance. I freaked out too when I first saw it. These lovely people on this site are very heplful when it comes to animals and their keepers. Enjoy the site!!
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Yup! Sounds like the Matting dance, itis quite funny to watch. the roo will circle a hen, drop one wing and dance around her. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2007
  4. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    it's not funny when they're trying to do it to you. i have a rir/oeg mix roo that likes to dance around me and then try to mate me. :mad:

    i found him a home where he is the only rooster to 5 hens this past weekend.
     
  5. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue90292 I know what you mean I was on crutches and now using a cane so I can't do much. My husband says kick him off to the side. He has just about broken him of approaching me like that. Monica
     

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