Is this a sign of aggression????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandydoodle, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    The one legged rooster dance. Is it a sign of aggression or does anyone know what it means????
     
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a mating dance. They do it when seducing the hen.
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    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.
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    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.
     
  5. crazy4spurs

    crazy4spurs Out Of The Brooder

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  6. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    I don't keep mean roos. Life is to short for that.
     
  8. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Our rooster used to do that and run around in circles then prompty hop on top of one of the hens [​IMG]
     
  9. HollysFlock

    HollysFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    How interesting!

    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.
     

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