Stomping chick - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JennsPeeps, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've been a chicken 'farmer' for all of 2 weeks now. Our 3 2-week old pullets (RIR, Barred Rock, Black Star) are growing fast & all are healthy.

    The Barred Plyouth Rock has a new behavior that makes me wonder what she's trying to communicate. When we let them out of the brooder to run around in the kitchen she'll stop all of a sudden and stomp in a quick rhythym for a couple of seconds. She'll do that a few times then stop. What does this mean?

    Names, btw are hilarious but do not indicate their future use...
    RIR - Nugget
    Barred Rock - Dumpling (fits her personality well, too!)
    Black Start - Gwenevyre
  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Don't know - but I'll give your question a bump.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I don't know, but my silkie roos do that to me all the time. Oh, and they do it to the bushes too, LOL
  4. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Antioch California
    Look up rooster dance on this forum, and see if that helps![​IMG]
  5. ella

    ella Songster

    Roosters will do that but a 2 week old chick? Never heard of one that young doing it. [​IMG]
  6. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    Could this be a Roo???? They do this and some start very young!
  7. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I don't know what the stomping mean's but I like the name's. Year's ago when I got my first 2 chicken's while trying to name them my old man suggested "thanksgiving & christmas." LOL

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