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ROO, what does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roosmom, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I go outside and let the chickies out, my ROO always stands around so I talk to him. I tell him how pretty he is, what a big boy he is etc, etc. When I talk to him he kinda growls and turns toward me with his one wing dropped a little, and his head is dropped to the ground also, sometimes he plucks the grass up sometimes not. Is he mad at me? Does he not like me? I thought the growling was cute, is cute. He does it to all the hens and other roosters too. He even does it in the coop at night. He is very big. All the chickies are Buff Orpingtons. They are almost 4 months old. Could it be possible he thinks I am a rival? Have any of you had a rooster act like this? What does it mean?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    He's courting you. [​IMG]
     
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be wrong, but it sounds like he is doing the chicken dance for ya. That is what I call it. In other words it is what my roosters do to the girls when they want to mate with them.[​IMG]
     
  4. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOU ARE KIDDING ME RIGHT????????
     
  5. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no kidding. That's what he is doing. Courting ya.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some things are better left a mystery ..... LOL
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, exactly! [​IMG]
     
  8. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be doing something different? Is this normal?
     
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  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    HAHAHAHA! My roo curls up on his roost and closes his eyes when I am talking to him. Strange funny little animals, aren't they?
     
  10. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orp. Roo, Ralphie, dances for me and does this coo thing. I'm the only who can handle him.

    The other day my 6 yr. old son was tossing seed and bread crumbs at me and Ralphie came to my rescue [​IMG]
     
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