My hen tap dances?

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  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I go in the chicken coop one of our hens squats down and drums her feet on the floor, like she is tap dancing. Why does she do that? I've heard of them squatting down to mate, but do they tap dance at the same time?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Some of mine do it right before they squat. It's funny as can be! I've heard it referred to here at the stomp dance.
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly chickens [​IMG] "Stomp Dance" is a good way to put it :)
     
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's nothing, mine Riverdance [​IMG]
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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  6. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. darkroo

    darkroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Way to funny.
    Do they all line up. [​IMG]
     
  8. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

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    Quote:That's funny...

    My Polish Bantam moon walks... not sure why, but she drops her head like in a bow... and moon walks backwards.
     
  9. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Alarmingly enough, yes. I had three all stomping a row, then there was some sort of Rockettes-like high kicks before they all broke for lunch.

    About that point I went inside and checked the best by date on my meds.
     
  10. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's funny...

    My Polish Bantam moon walks... not sure why, but she drops her head like in a bow... and moon walks backwards.

    [​IMG] LOL! you should video that and post it!
     

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