Aggression problem?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lmjc, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have 5 chicks, 3 rhode island reds and 2 barred rocks, I see a couple posts on the Internet that the rhode island reds will be aggressive with other birds, is this true? Because I don't want to have to get rid of any birds :( they are 2-3 weeks old
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have all females? If so, you shouldn't have any issues. The RIR males do have a reputation for being aggressive, though.
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!! :weee RIR's do have a reputation for being aggressive, but at 2-3 weeks they could be establishing a pecking order. How large of an area are you keeping them in. If they are cramped that can bring out some aggression also.
     
  5. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in a pretty big start off cage, so room isn't a problem, I'm pretty sure they are all hens, the guy at the feed store said they were but it is a 90% chance... Thanks for all the info guys :D
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    The only RIRs I've ever had were roosters and they were the most aggressive roosters I had (EEs, Barred Rocks, BOs, and SLWs being the others).
     
  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I have 2 Production(aka Hatchery) RIR's. They are bottom of the pecking order of my 6 pullets. So no aggression from them. I will have to wait and see when I mix in my 3 new chicks after New Year
     
  10. Lmjc

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    I'd love to see what a mix of RIR and barred rock chick would look like :D
     

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