Question about crazy rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LOPRFYLER, Jul 26, 2008.


    LOPRFYLER In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2008
    I have a question about a bantam rooster that's acting kind of crazy. It's a porcelain d'uccle that is about 4 months old. I took 5 chicks out in the yard that are 5 weeks old and put them in a rabbit cage on the ground to see how my older ones would treat them. My porcelain immediately ran to them and would lean against the cage, stampering his feet, held wing down close to the ground, and hopped around the cage while still leaning against it. Then change directions and did it again going back the other way. He wouldn't stop until I picked him up. Today, I went out by the coop just carrying one of the 5 week old chicks, and he did it again, only going around my feet. Would that be a warning dance and wants to fight, or is that a happy/excited dance? I have never seen that behavior before. Has anybody else?
  2. knippk

    knippk Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Grayson KY
    I'm pretty sure thats a warning dance.....[​IMG]

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