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Uh-oh! I think I got 2 boys!

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So its early....they're 3 weeks old. But my Silkie chicks are jumping up & flying on each other. Is it too early to assume they're cockerels?

Do pullets do this as well?

Side note: They're still snuggling up and sleeping together, moments after these episodes.
Edited by Misskelleygirl - 3/14/16 at 1:09pm
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Chicks (no matter what gender) usually start developing the pecking order between themselves around week 3, 4 or 5. So, your chicks might be doing just that and are jumping at each other to show dominance and try and figure out who fits where in their flock. 

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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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agree   - my friend had 2  female serama chicks  that were always chest butting  - of course serama's have big chests - so quite an impact.    She thought they were roos but, 5 years later  they are STILL females:gig

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Yea when they start doing this they sure do look like roos but like they said they are just setting up the pecking order. My hens still do this to each other and my roosters just look at them like they are nuts! lol

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