roo "surfing" on hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickchicks, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH MY !

    this morning i get up let the chickens out and the roo zelda struts out and jumps on one of the hens right in front of me to "surf" [​IMG]

    this is the first time ive seen this , i was expecting there would be a little romance but no he did not !

    then he stud tall and i thought he would do his first ever crow loud and proud ....... no ... he just peeped hjis little head off , i think he was embarresed as i laughed and he lowered his head and scuttled of into the coop alone [​IMG]

    he is about 15 weeks old and is a barnevelder breed.


    should i expect this to becomea regular occurence? not being a prude i was asking as if he starts to crow andits loud i may have to get rid... he was aday old anddid not realise male till now hopefully theneighbours wont catch on [​IMG]
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Oh, yeah, he'll crow and crow some more!
     
  3. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe the neighbors wont mind the crowing
     
  4. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA, mine has no romance either! Someone said they would do this little courting dance and then do the deed, HA, not mine, wham bam thank you hen [​IMG] Mine only crows in the morning, 5 times in a row, then thats it!!! Good boy [​IMG]
     
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken courtship ritual makes caveman style look like a true romance novel. [​IMG]
     
  6. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed as they get a little older they will be less aggressive and will take the time to do the little dance first. But young cockerels are very unromantic.
     
  7. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmmm sounds like the human male lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been worrying from day one about having cockrells as the neighbours are all around and my mum doesnt like the idea of it. so far ive convinced all inc my mum not to say anything about it as if they know im sure the neighbours will start hearing things before it happens

    ive always been the neighbour that makes no noise or trouble so .... we will see they do love the chickens though andnow they have started to lay again im sure afew eggs would be good for them if the noise does start [​IMG]

    it wasa shock to me this morning he grabed her right infront of me i though come on some privacy and a dance for her first !!!!

    i think he will think twoce now about the surfing with me laughing , he may be a chicken but it didlook like i upsat him , as soon as i laughed he shot tstraight into the coop.

    id love to keep him indefinatly as he is quiet and runs fromhis own shadow soi hopefully wont have problems with him being agressive *fingers crossed*

    and you never know if he good i could have little chickies [​IMG]
     
  9. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My roosters should take lessons from yours. They crow all day and start around 2am in the morning lol. Luckily I dont have any neighbors near by.
     
  10. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a rooster so take this with a grain of salt but I thought I read on here that you shouldn't let roosters mount a hen when you are around because you are supposed to be the top of the pecking order or something like that and a rooster wouldn't try to mate in front of the head rooster. I just thought I'd mention it since your roo is still really young.
     

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