Stomping chick - what does it mean?

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

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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