I suspect it has something to do with "having love on his mind," but I'm not sure. I watched all the chickens come out of the coop very early this morning. As soon as they left the run, the rooster did a dance around every chicken. It was a sideways circular dance, while dipping the shoulder closest to the chicken. The chickens didn't seem to like the dance at all. They are all the same age, (19 weeks), but the dancing rooster is quite a bit more developed than the other male, with very long wattles and ear lobes, and a very tall comb. At this point, the chickens don't want anything to do with him. Sometimes he'll grab one by the back of the neck, and the girl will squawk and run away. Is this mating behavior or something else? ALSO, he crows like crazy, he goes on and on. I wish he had a snooze button I could push! When he finally gets some "satisfaction" will the crowing be toned down a little?