3 week old chick trying to mate with mom

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jess9375, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. jess9375

    jess9375 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks that hatched on Feb 15th - Presidents Day- we were hoping for hens but I think Abraham is a Roo because he was on top of his mom, grabbing her neck, and doing the jig...ugh! (She's a naked neck so I could see he had ahold of her good) Does this confirm he is a boy? Didn't think they had this behavior at 3 weeks! Gee
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I would very much doubt that this behaviour is an indication of gender. My chicks love to jump all over their momma - trying to peck her eyes, hang onto feathers etc. - kinda normal in my experience.

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    I would very much doubt that this behaviour is an indication of gender. My chicks love to jump all over their momma - trying to peck her eyes, hang onto feathers etc. - kinda normal in my experience.

    CT

    Yes they do that too, but this is not that. I'm hoping it's nothing like you say. Thank you for the input :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Well thats a new one on me - if they are like that now - just wait until their hormones really kick in! [​IMG]
     
  5. jess9375

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    Your telling me! I've never seen or heard of it either. Ugh!
     
  6. Pansy Hollow

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    So did it turn out to be male or female? I have a 4 week old chick that is doing the same thing! I though she was a girl because of her feathering, but now I am not so sure!
     
  7. jess9375

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    Yes! It was a boy! :(
     
  8. Eckielady

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    Well we've just witnessed this for the first time this morning. Ive been googling and can find nothing on it except for this post and one other. I knew it was very unusual since I'd never seen it before but I guess it must be very rare. I assume this little guy is going to grow up and be a hormonal jerk. Guess we'll see. OP, did yours stay around long enough to see what kind of rooster he ended up being?
     

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