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3 week old roo's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AccidentalFarm, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I let the chicks (3 wk olds) out of the brooder to run around some with my 7 week old pullet "Chopstix". She's a little bossy, so I was sitting with them within arms reach and I'd 'peck' Chopstix with my finger each time she'd chase a chick. Anywho- the little roo's started standing up real tall and kinda puffing up and then would run at another little roo, flapping and squaking. Are they already trying to establish a pecking order here? It really was quite funny to watch the little guys try so hard to be big! [​IMG]

    One little guy in particular was very aggressive, he would even charge at Chopstix and once even jumped on her back. (she did not appreciate this).
    Incidentally, he has the largest comb. Does this make him think he's king??
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2007
  2. Lipkis

    Lipkis Out Of The Brooder

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    How funny! It's so funny they're just like children they wanna grow up so fast! In all honesty I'm not quite sure if that's what they're doing. (Mom always sayd that boys mature slower than girls do through the animal kingdom)

    I've never seen a rooster chick! (We have three little girls) What does his comb look like?
     
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roo that thinks he's king has the biggest comb of the bunch. It is very thick compared to the others and really quite pink now. It is roughly twice the size of the chick with the smallest comb.
     

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