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

    May 3, 2010
    Blissfield MI
    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

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Sounds like you have been designated as the Roo of the flock.
  3. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    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 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 [​IMG]

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