angry chickys

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicky2010, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Chicky2010

    Chicky2010 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2010
    recently i just caught two wild chicks that were messing around by my chicken cages. i brought them home to raise them. i'd say they are about 3-4 weeks old. every now and then when i watch them they will flap there wings and fly at each other. kind of like when roosters fight. looks like they're fighting but they don't hurt each other and it only lasts maybe a couple seconds. does anyone know why they do this? are they both boys?
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    They could be both boys - but more likely they are just trying to figure out who is the boss. This is normal behavior & they won't hurt each other. At some point one will give up & the other will win. They should pretty much stop after that.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Girls do it too. It's just pecking order maneuvers.
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Mine were 'chest bumping' at 3 days old! Its really kinda cute...

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