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3 week old chick trying to mate with mom

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I have 3 chicks that hatched on Feb 15th - Presidents Day- we were hoping for hens but I think Abraham is a Roo because he was on top of his mom, grabbing her neck, and doing the jig...ugh! (She's a naked neck so I could see he had ahold of her good) Does this confirm he is a boy? Didn't think they had this behavior at 3 weeks! Gee
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I would very much doubt that this behaviour is an indication of gender. My chicks love to jump all over their momma - trying to peck her eyes, hang onto feathers etc. - kinda normal in my experience.

 

CT

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I would very much doubt that this behaviour is an indication of gender. My chicks love to jump all over their momma - trying to peck her eyes, hang onto feathers etc. - kinda normal in my experience.

CT

Yes they do that too, but this is not that. I'm hoping it's nothing like you say. Thank you for the input smile.png
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Well thats a new one on me - if they are like that now - just wait until their hormones really kick in! ;)

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Your telling me! I've never seen or heard of it either. Ugh!
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So did it turn out to be male or female? I have a 4 week old chick that is doing the same thing! I though she was a girl because of her feathering, but now I am not so sure!

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Yes! It was a boy! sad.png
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