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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ravencreek, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I went out to feed the chickens today and my normally calm and friendly roo did this very strange and kinda scary thing. He had one side toward me at all times, never took his eyes off me and ducked his head down, dropped one wing(opposite side from me) and started making these deep noises at me and would come at me if I bent down... He has never done that before. What is he doing? Is this an aggressive behavior or is he thinking I am a hen?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    He's in love with you and he's doing the dance!

    I have a little 7 week old cuckoo maran roo that tried to flog me today. I just had to laugh.


    BTW: rooster can't love... but we can love them...we are people
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:He is trying to show the hens that he is the boss not you. better get it handled quick or it could turn into something worst. when I find one that does that i chase him around to show him I am the boss.

    AL
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    awwww, thats so cute! Your roo is in love with you! [​IMG]
     
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    LOL yepp the dance mine always do it and I have 9 roosters
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    AWWWWWW..........he thinks you are hot!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wonderful!! Now I get to be "eye candy" to a crazy rooster. He will follow me all around the pen doing this. I thought he was going to attack me. Cause the faster I walked the faster he walked doing this crazy body posture. I was sure I was a gonner...hahah. I do feel better now.
     
  8. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Every rooster I have chased around has hooked on to the idea that this was his job, and he only got better [​IMG] I wouldn't turn my back on him if I were you...
     
  9. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is trying to show the hens that he is the boss not you. better get it handled quick or it could turn into something worst. when I find one that does that i chase him around to show him I am the boss.

    AL

    Uh oh! What do you mean handle it? He only has 1 hen right now. And there is another rooster in with them...I know that is a bad idea but the other hen went MIA. And the roo that was doing it is the lower roo of the 2.
     
  10. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup he wants you somethin fierce hehehe
     

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