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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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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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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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