Recently I posted a thread where I said I had 1 rooster and 23 hens. However, 15 of the hens are of mixed age and are all younger than my rooster. I posted asking why he has not mated with them and most people said when the hens lay he will start to figure it out. This thread is about a little strut type thing my rooster is doing with the new hens. Some of the hens have started laying and I noticed he has been spending a little more time around them. Normally the 3 different age groups kept to their own mini-flock but the rooster is starting to take notice. Well, the move is hard to explain... it's like he walks up next to them and then does a quick shuffle and a half circle right up next to them... like he is rounding them up or something. I'm having a hard time describing it but maybe someone else recognizes what I'm talking about. Is this part of the potential mating process or a common rooster behavior? What does it mean exactly? If that's too confusing I will attempt to capture it on video later and repost.