Rooster Peek-A-Boo???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrychickengirl, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. countrychickengirl

    countrychickengirl The Delaware Project

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    My rooster has been doing the weirdest thing - at night, when he is on the roost and we reach in to pet him on the back, he always does a "duck and cover" kind of move - any ideas or thoughts on what this is all about??? [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chickens can't see well at night. He's probably surprised and a little bit scared by the attention.
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    Quote:agree
     
  4. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    I also agree.
    Chickens are most vulnerable to preditors while they sleep. That is why they roost. To get up off the ground away from preditors (at least that is what I read in a book about chickens, and it makes sence to me)
     
  5. countrychickengirl

    countrychickengirl The Delaware Project

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    Thanks so much y'all - that makes perfect sense!!! I have to say, it is the funniest thing in the world to see - maybe I can get a video online soon!! [​IMG]
     

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