why is he doing this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hchorselover, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a random questing. I was watching my chickens and every-time I put a hen down the rooster would put his wing down and and it looked like he was herding them closer then he put his wing back up , then he would stop and let them run around (if that makes sense). Does anyone know why he is doing this? thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the rooster dance! It means he is 'maturing' (wink wink). He will soon be mating them if he isn't already. It's just a rooster thing.
     
  3. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahaha thats kinda what I though but he never mated with them after he "danced" [​IMG]
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It a wing dance. Roosters do it as a courtship behavior and as a way of saying he's dominant.
     

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