14 week black Australorp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LaLonnie Nelson, May 24, 2019.

  1. LaLonnie Nelson

    LaLonnie Nelson Chirping

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    Hi everyone, my name is Lonnie, I am a newbie to chickens! Anyway my 4 girls have had to be in their coop for the last week, we have had late spring snow/ rain mix & our run has a solid roof, but the sides are not covered ( we will cover those in the winter with construction plastic) today is a sunny day so I let them out in their run, I was surprised to see them Fuss at each other a bit, two of them actually raised their necks to each other face to face ( only for a sec) all of my girls are the same size their waddle and combs are the same size ( in fact I am surprised their not bigger & redder) my question is ... is this normal chicken behavior? Is this how they establish a pecking order? Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Can you post a few pictures of each one?
     
  3. LaLonnie Nelson

    LaLonnie Nelson Chirping

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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. LaLonnie Nelson

    LaLonnie Nelson Chirping

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    I just did below! I think this one might be a lil rooster, dosen’t make sounds like a
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'm thinking he might be a boy too.
     
  7. LaLonnie Nelson

    LaLonnie Nelson Chirping

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    The one on the left is the one I am thinking might be a lil rooster!but weird is not making rooster sounds!
     
  8. Roo5

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    All girls,normal behavior for all breeds and genders of birds.Sometimes roosters may take it out of proportion and go a bit outta hand when young and sparring but for the most part all chickens fight/play fight,escpecially when young.
     
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  9. LaLonnie Nelson

    LaLonnie Nelson Chirping

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    Oh thank-you ! So girls do act like this! Thank goodness! :celebrate
     
  10. Mybackyardpeepers

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    My girls do that to the boys still and they are roughly 11 weeks. Very normal.
     

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