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Are my birds racists?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BBQJOE, Sep 30, 2015.


    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    We picked out 7 RIR's and 3 Americaunas. They grew up together in a pen with 300 other 8-10 week old chicks.
    We've had them getting close to a week now, and the RIR's are pounding the americaunas.
    The reds chase them all over the place, won't let them eat or drink, and there's a lot of feather plucking.

    Will they all grow out of this after some point? Or should I see if the guy will take them back and trade me for 3 more reds?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    How much space do your birds have?

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Including the coop, 400 sqft
  4. FeelsGoodman

    FeelsGoodman New Egg

    Jun 29, 2015
    I have a number of breeds and my 3 Rhodes are jerks

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just talked to the guy that I got the birds from. he told me if he has any reds left, he'll trade out the americaunas.
    He told me the red are very aggressive birds.
    I don't know, but If I was him and knew it would be a bad mix, I would have deterred me.

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