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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandydoodle, Sep 10, 2011.
The one legged rooster dance. Is it a sign of aggression or does anyone know what it means????
Its a mating dance. They do it when seducing the hen.
Depends on if they perform it towards you or to a hen. Towards you, expect some action. Towards a hen, expect a different kind of action.
Oh okay, he is doing it towards my hens. He won't hurt them will he? He is a new roo and the hens are kind of tiny.
you wont like it much when he mounts them. it is a little distressing for me. I have a mean roo in one of my pens that tired a kung foo move on me. the second time he did it i kung foo'd him. He also bites my hubby, but has not bit me yet.
Donna in Branson and her mini flock of 62 chickens in 6 pens
I don't keep mean roos. Life is to short for that.
Our rooster used to do that and run around in circles then prompty hop on top of one of the hens
I'm so happy to read this explanation! I kept trying to explain to my husband that one of our roosters kept shuffling back and forth with our younger pullets like a defensive football player or something. While he didn't mount them at that time (that I saw), his shuffle has become a bit more sophisticated both in appearance and outcome.
I do hate it when they mount the girls in front of me, but I've learned to stop running after them screaming trying to shoo them away. Seems that's more alarming to everyone than the act itself.