Aggressive Chick.. Could That Indicate He is a Rooster??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickie Mamma, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I have never had such an aggressive chick before. The second I put my hand in the cage to clean, feed, water.. it pecks SOO hard and jumps against my arm and hand. It looks for a fight. I have grabbed him and held him upside down for a few seconds and put him back. He stays calm for a minute or two and then he's back to attacking me. He is in there with a few other very tame and friendly chicks. They are only 4 weeks old and he has drawn blood! [​IMG] He is going to go regardless, but I was wondering if he is just protecting the other chicks (by the way, he is the smallest one in there). Can this indicate that it may be a rooster? Thanks..
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Secondary sex characteristics such as comb and wattles wold be a better indicator than behavior at 4 weeks.
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I am waiting to see a nice comb and wattles. But WOW!! What a nasty little thing!
     

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