Aggressive girl???

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???
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is typical mating behavior. It is not unusual, and does not hurt the hens. This bird should have begun to crow by now, or at least will start soon.
     
  3. gutshall

    gutshall Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of the culperit.
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