Roo rubbing his backside on me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mandalina, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    My roo likes to rub his head on the back of my leg, like a dog, when I am putting water or food out. He has been doing it since I can remember so that doesnt bother me. But now he has a new weird issue, he rubs his butt on me. He lifts his tail feathers high as he can and literally rubs his rearest of ends on my leg. Is that a possesive thing or did he get hit in the head one too many times?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    YOU are his most favorite hen!
  3. gsim

    gsim Songster 9 Years

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Roo 'marking' ? [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Yep. Not sure I would tolerate it. [​IMG] There'd be some roo butt kickin' going on.

  5. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    He really likes you [​IMG]
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Odd indeed! Is he dropping a wing while he's er...dusting his tailfeathers on you?
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    [​IMG] And I thought my alpha rooster was weird because he backs into my lap. You win! [​IMG]

  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    He must be feeling exceptionally inadequate.
  9. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    Have you offered him toilet paper?

  10. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    LOL, I think I am going to have to make him stop then. He at least stopped air humping when I walked in to the coop a few months ago, I thought that was the end of his crush on me. Guess not!

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