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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sticks22, Sep 3, 2008.
What does this mean? Is it a threatning jesture or a mating dance?
It means he's being a bully.
In my experience that's a mating dance!
It is how they display to the hens for courtship and one way they show their dominance over other roosters. If the "wing drop" does not keep the other roosters in line it then progresses to the flaring of hackles and then actual fighting.
If he's dropping one wing and circling around a hen, it's his little "rooster dance," which is a way to show off to the hens and (attempt) to attract them. You'll notice that, after doing that, he may try to mount the hens.
Sometimes he will even do the little dance toward you, which can be funny because he thinks you're just a big chicken, too.
Mine do that all the time but my males will do it to each other too not just to the hens...maybe their gayyy? roflamo.
Oh boy. My roo does this when he comes over to me. I thought he was being mean.
Wow! Mine do that sometimes, but most of the time they just chase the girls down. Do they dance for their favorites maybe?
When my guy does that, the object of his dance best pay heed or loose a beakful of feathers from its head! Spanky is a mixed breed roo... he's very protective of the flock but a bit selfish when it comes to food. If I put out three areas of scratch, he runs from area to area doing his side step dance at all three. He side stepped me once... We now have an understanding
My roosters do this to my 2 dogs, my pit bull just watches them, my aussie tries to herd them.