My tiny bantam cochin cockerel is doing the mating dance to me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kelly FG, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he's almost 12 weeks old & he's REALLY tiny and for the past several weeks he does the sideways dance with the wings down. If I try to pet him he tries to peck me or charge at me.

    I've always had only hens & I'm perpelexed by this behavior. What should I do? Is this guy going to be a fighter?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    He's going to be very very mean. Watch your eyes. Bad roos like the eyes.
     
  3. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, I had a feeling that might be the answer. He's so very small, i'm not really worried about him hurting me. I just want to know what his deal is.
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Quote:NOT TRUE AT ALL!!! [​IMG]

    I raise bantam cochins and all of mine do that. If it were an aggressive roo, I'd deter him from doing it but, with the bantam cochins, it is just darling [​IMG] I pull at mine's tail feathers and keep him going around and around and around. He calls me over for food and crowds me again.


    Just love him as he loves you [​IMG]
     
  5. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that you should swat them and let them know who's boss. I also read to even chase them and carry them around by their feet. I don't know how much of this I would be willing to do, but I would do something to avoid him attacking you. And even if you aren't scared of him hurting you, he could quite possibly hurt someone smaller.
     
  6. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always make sure he knows I'm boss, tonight he really tried pecking me a few times when he didn't want to be put in the coop. I held him by his feet, then gave him a little love and put him in the coop
     
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Quote:Good Job. I've never had any problems with mine but, if he's getting too proud of himself and nipping at you, it may be time to show him who is boss. Holding him upside down or punting him like a football works well [​IMG]
     

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