My hen loves to dance for me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pardee_Boy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Pardee_Boy

    Pardee_Boy In the Brooder

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    I have one hen who just started to lay yesterday. I have noticed an odd behavior from her as of late. She likes to squat and do a quick leg shuffle / dance for me. This is the only time she allows me to pet and hold her is when she is in the mood to "dance". Is this a common thing they do to show the roo they are ready for mating or should i be on letterman's stupid animal tricks ?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    Sounds like you have been designated as the Roo of the flock.
     
  3. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

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    Mine do a kind of synchronized squatting routine for me. My husband was laughing because they heard my voice and all lined up for me tonight. If I reach my hand in all the ones closest start squatting! They're so darn cute! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    They see you as in charge and are gracefully submitting to you... [​IMG] Only two of mine squat for me regularly...my big BO only sometimes, and my lead hen will dip, but not squat. When I had a rooster, only one girl would squat for him, so that makes me feel good...lol. [​IMG]
     

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