strange rooster behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emilyrose27, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. emilyrose27

    emilyrose27 New Egg

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    My rooster squats and points his beak to the heavens frequently. Is this normal behavior? He spends a lot of time like this, shaking his head around and crowing too. I've seen a lot of roosters but not one that does this 360° vision squat. I'm butchering roosters this weekend, do I need to pick out another breeding rooster?[​IMG]
     
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a lot of roosters also, and have not seen this behavior. Is he also being butchered? Is your breeding rooster the one with the behavior?
     
  3. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this new behavior or has he always done this?
     
  4. emilyrose27

    emilyrose27 New Egg

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    He has been doing it for weeks and weeks. I picked him out as my top rooster because I liked his blue earlobes. Most of this breed are just red. He is a Bresse. I butchered 6 others and I still have one too many. I like Archie but something might be wrong. The other rooster, Reggie, has normal behavior and red earlobes. I wanted Archie to be my breeding rooster and Reggie was going to be my backup, except there are still too many roosters all together. I'm not exactly sure how old they are but the pullets just started laying.
     
  5. emilyrose27

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  6. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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