Are my birds racists?

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

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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    How much space do your birds have?
     
  3. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Including the coop, 400 sqft
     
  4. FeelsGoodman

    FeelsGoodman New Egg

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    I have a number of breeds and my 3 Rhodes are jerks
     
  5. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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