I Think My Rooster is in Love with Me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rattie, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Rattie

    Rattie Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2012
    Help! My sweet young Welsummer roo (16 weeks old) is starting courting behaviour, but only towards ME! He drags his wing and dances for me, hops on my back when I squat down near the coop, and pulls at the back of my hair like I'm a hen! Has anyone else ever seen this? Thanks!
  2. Well my hen jumps on my back when a crouch down and sits down like I'm a chair or something but that's it and its a hen so that be quite awkward if it was in love with me
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Ooh, that sounds awkward... [​IMG] We had a roo that used to do that with us, but only the wing dragging and dancing part.
  4. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    break it off with him gently - you wouldn't want a rooster with a shattered ego.
  5. I don't know but is it possible for a animal to fall in Love with a human!!!!!!??!!
  6. I have one rooster that will drag his wings and to the courting dance to me but this is something, er, different... Just pull him off your back when he jumps on, he should get the message eventually. Good luck! [​IMG]
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  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Well I never had one go quite that far but I did have one young roo who would bring me things like little bugs, twigs, bits of hay. He'd lay them down in front of me, look at me and cluck like he does when he's found something for the hens. Silly thing, but he did grow out of that pretty quick.
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  8. Rattie

    Rattie Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2012
    haha! OK, this sounds like it's not too abnormal - the hair-pulling thing is a little...awkward, but as long as there's no cloaca action, I guess I can stand it til he grows out of it. Thanks to all!!!!
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    I had a little cockrel (like 2 weeks old) who started mating my hand. [​IMG] I wold reach my hand in to get their waterer or something and all the sudden he'd just jump on. Can anyone say "EW!"? I'd just knock him off. It's a dominance thing. Roosters will even do it to other roosters. It's not romance. don't worry. [​IMG] Show him you're the boss and he'll stop.
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