what's my rooster doing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensss, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. chickensss

    chickensss Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 chickens, 7 hens and 1 rooster, and my rooster is like side ramming into my hens and kicking his foot like a bull as he does it. is this normal behavior? I only see it when I throw them some scratch and they r all eating it. but they have plenty of food in their coop so idk what's wrong. please help!

    (sometimes he extends one of his wings to the ground and then rams into them, and also kicks his foot like a bull.)
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    He is doing what is often called cutting a wing. It is a form of aggression that is also important component of courtship. He is also making some other sounds as well. Watch hens closely and you will eventually see a subtle signal they produce that will immediately proceed a mating event.
     
  3. chickensss

    chickensss Out Of The Brooder

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    oh ok thank u!
     

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