Will one rooster dance for another?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tarryn, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Tarryn

    Tarryn New Egg

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    I'm trying to determine the gender of some of my chickens, and some that I thought were roosters are being danced for by my very obvious roosters. Does this mean they are for sure hens or not?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Roosters will dance at each other as a challenge. It usually involves lots of standing still and staring between dancing, and usually ends in a fight. The dance is also slightly different in its motion. Are they just dancing toward them, or do they chase them too?
     
  3. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is very true. I once had two Silkie Roos and they would constantly dance at each other and would jump up at each other. They were so young it never got close to being dangerous. Sometimes I think they did it as a game.
     
  4. Tarryn

    Tarryn New Egg

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    It seems like they just dance for them, but some are still figuring things out
     

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