Aggressive Girl or Boy???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gutshall, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. gutshall

    gutshall Out Of The Brooder

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    When I ordered my day olds from the hatchery I ordered an all female mix, I think they might have slipped in a male. This one is larger at 17 weeks and it has started a very bad behavior of jumping on from behind various obvious girls and grabbing them on the back of the neck with it's beak. When I yell it will let go, but I'm not going to be out there all the time. This is my first flock...is this boy behavior? Any suggestions??? [​IMG]
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Some times girls can be aggressive. Can you post a picture of them? What breed are they? 17 weeks should be old enough to be able to tell.

    Yikes, typos
     
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  3. gutshall

    gutshall Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of the culperit.
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  4. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely, absolutely, positively, certainly 100% rooster.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
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    Quote:MOST DEFINATELY A ROO!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Yep, a roo, and the white one behind it looks like a roo too.
     
  7. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a roo EE. Notice the pointy feathers on the hackles and rump area.
    What's up with his tail though?
     
  8. gutshall

    gutshall Out Of The Brooder

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    What are Hackles? I don't know what the deal is with his tail feathers...he just started molting them all of a sudden a few weeks ago...new ones are coming in. I figured all females would have been easy. If the white also looks male to folks any pro/con advise to having them stay around? They were hatched mid Sept.
     
  9. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    100% Roo. Weird tail though. Has the hens been picking off his feathers? The Hackles are the pointy looking feathers that is just before the tail. I think that the white one is a roo to.
     
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  10. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also welcome to [​IMG]
     

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