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9 weekers "fighting"?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justino, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    all of my 4 9 week old EEs are doing that cock fighting thing....they do that just to establish a pecking order right? this DOESN'T mean that they're boys does it?
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Well it could mean that, if they are males.
    It could also mean that they are indeed only setting up the social hierarchy. Well, actually, it means that either way.

    At 9 weeks, though, you should be seeing obvious signs of male physical characteristics to accompany the sparring - if they are males.
     

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