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Baby chick trying to mate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ajesus92, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this chick that just 6 week old and today I caught on top of his mom grabbing her head and trying to mate with her. Does this mean it a rooster or what?
     
  2. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a difference between trying to mate, and a chick just crawling around on their mom?
     
  3. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Just the way you put it, it sounds soooo funny. I have never heard of this.
     
  5. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weirdest thing this is the secound it happen to me the first time was years ago when I was in elementary school now in college this is the secound time. The first chick died so never knew if it was a rooster
     
  6. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have too much mojo, it's rubbing off on your birds.[​IMG]
     
  7. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Black Copper Marans baby rooster right at 5 or 6 weeks do this, too. It was about 2010 or 2011. Shocked me. I had never seen it again and have never again seen it since. I am reliving the shock as I think about it. He didn't try his charms on his sisters, but I moved him to another group of chicks since he had a thing for his mom that I thought was weird and needed to be nipped in the bud.

    Edited to add: It was definitely not anything like when they just crawl around on their mom. Nope.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015

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