1 of 4 of the chicks is acting out .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bechicken, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking I have roo.. One is acting aggressively by bothing the others when roosting. 2 of them have put there necks up and charged each other. Possibly 2 roos. The other 2 seem to be peaceful. Do I need to separate them they are 4 if not 5 weeks old now.The one doesn't seem happy unless it's bothering the others.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Both pullets and cockerel will flare neck feathers and play fight. No need to separate them unless blood is being drawn.
     
  3. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, Thank you. I've had them out in the new coop and had to bring them back inside. We are getting a few cold days here in Florida. They are back in the large dog crate.
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC..They are just establishing their pecking order. They will be fine, removing them will just make it worse.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^^


    If they are 5 weeks old and fully feathered they will be fine out in the coop as long as it's dry and wind free.
    Crowding them back into a smaller space will only make the fighting worse.

    5 weeks is the prefect time to ID males on most breeds, can you post pics?
     
  6. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking roo with the saddle feathers. They are now 10 weeks old.
     
  7. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    2nd roo I'm guessing. Saddle feathers
     

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