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Silkie rooster behavior?

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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread so I apologize in advance.
When we first got our six Silkie chickens within a couple of weeks we could easily see that we had at least two roosters. Now they have gotten bigger yet combs for some are varying along with their size. Now I wonder if have three or four because lately I have seen three/four different silkies flaring their hackles at one another. They will be 8 weeks old Monday. Judging by their behavior do any of you know if this means they are roosters? Can hens flare their hackles also?
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Hens flare too.In fact soemtimes more then roosters do.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Ok thank you!
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