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My rooster is dancing at ME!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wings, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    I have a eight-month-old rooster mutt. (I have no clue what breed he is. See this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1611135#p1611135)
    is very nice and will let you pick him up whenever you feel like it. He has never been aggressive to me or any of my family members.

    But lately, he has been DANCING at me! I know this is a mating thing, and I have seen him do this to our hens, but never to ME!!! He doesn't hurt me or anything, but what is this about???

    Is it because I'm female??? [​IMG]

  2. You must be one hot chick! [​IMG]
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    It may be cute, but beware because it can escalate. He is treating you like a hen. That means he might consider himself dominant. Personally, I would discourage it.
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    He's trying to tell you that, though may be one tall hen, he is still your boss and you better listen ...or else [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I agree. Discourage it before he steps up his attempts at domination.
  6. rockabilly7

    rockabilly7 Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Florida panhandle
    [​IMG] LOL that is really funny!!!! But I would discourage it even though it is a nice compliment!!!
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    When mine does it, I pick him up and give him a big old kiss [​IMG] he hates!! it!! hhahah mine is also a little banty and Im not worried about him at all. Most roos will give you a little dance and maybe run at you a bit as you're walking a way. Unless, he's trying to get you with his spurs, don't worry about it.

    Rooster-red, I believe, has a list of do's and don't and how to discourage bad behavior. He says carrying around your roo will demote him... If he still escalates, carrying him upside down may do the trick.

  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    it isnt a "mating" thing,, its a "dominance" thing,, he's herding you,, and when he does it, you should chase him away.. soon if you give no reaction, he will think your not getting the "hint",, so he has to scale it up 1 notch,, thats when the flogging starts,,, if you dont stop it now,, the next thread will be " my roo attacked me , what do i do?"
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Quote:He's the size of a football... I know exactly what I would do [​IMG]
  10. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    sort of off topic... But i love his Brassy back coloring [​IMG]

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