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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.

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4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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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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