Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock
Post some pictures of the ones in question, we may be able to help.
And yes, the girls will chest bump and "kangaroo fight" (love that term btw).
My best chest bumping champion chick was a Barred Rock, she would run around the brooder and bump everyone
She is my head girl, seems she established herself pretty much by the time they were around 6-8wks old. She has a fantastic stink eye and I haven't seen anyone challenge her. She's not overly bossy though, which I am glad about.
Bright red comb and wattles can be an indication of boys, flesh color would be the girls.
Well, that's a good bit of information I guess. I will have to get my daughter to help me do leg bands and pictures... it's impossible to know who is who in there. Heck, it's hard enough to count
them when they are all running around like they do!!!
Originally Posted by microchick
I agree. They all chest bump. My BO's and BO/Welsummer crosses started doing that at about 4-5 weeks. They were hysterical to watch. They were like ping pong balls bouncing into one another, chest first, bouncing into a sibling and repeating the whole process all over again. They are 9 weeks old now and still bouncing around.
Oh gosh, yes!! Ping pong balls!!! hahaha! That's
what they look like in there!!!
Originally Posted by GardenNut
My 4 6-week-old BO girls all chest bump, bob their heads, etc. and run a lot! Two have actually thinned out a bit, and I wonder if it's from being outside running around (they're in a run). Definitely fun to watch!
I can't wait to get any of mine out in the run!! My BOs are only 3 weeks old.. so it'll be a bit yet.
So, at what age can you start seeing a difference? I
think I can see a difference in their combs.... I'll look forward to some input once I can get some decent pictures. Edited by DreamsInPink - 4/28/16 at 6:46pm