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Fighting chicks?

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Hi, I am first time chick Mommy. I have ten females of assorted sizes and breeds. They are all suppossed to be large breeds, but two are smaller and two are larger then the average size. They hatched 5/17. My concern is they fight. The all seem to be particpating. It squares off to two chest butting and flapping. They also love to dive bomb each other.No one is being injured.
Is this normal? I know they are overcrowded in the brooder, and we are moving to the coop this weekend.
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...Do you have any pictures of them? It sounds a lot like cockerel behavior.

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Oops! So sorry for the learning curve there! So I can get better close ups, but I ordered 8 pullets, according to the packing slip and the breeder, 10 pullets were sent?
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