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3 week old with strange behavior-- Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a three week old standard chick in with 2 bantam chicks. The 2 bantams are one week older then the standard. The standard has sprouted a pink comb and some wattles too. This morning, I noticed him jumping up in the air and landing on the other chicks backs. Does this behavior mean that my chick is a rooster?
    Thank you.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    May be a rooster, but 3 weeks is too soon to tell.
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Even with this aggressive behavior? Thanks for your response, by the way. [​IMG]
     
  4. PsychedChicken

    PsychedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Aggressive behavior does not mean a rooster. My most aggressive chicken is a hen.... I'd cull her if she didnt lay so well... But my Roosters are sweet. They dont even fight each other.
     
  5. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Any chicken can be, or become aggressive. I don't know what the disparity in sizes between your chicks may be at this point, but keep in mind that pretty much any chicken of any age will go after/pick on any other chicken it thinks is in any way weaker than itself. So you may need to separate your bantams to avoid injury.
     

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