~Baby chicks fighting? DOES THIS MEAN ROO?~

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justino, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i have 4 chicks that are 8-9 weeks old and they all do that cock fighting thing! my feed store said that the hens will learn to do it from the boys....is this true? or do i have all boys? that would totally suck!
     
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  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    oh yeah....i forgot to say that theyre silkies and 1 leghorn thats waaay bigger than them and im pretty sure is a boy
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    If the Leghorn's a boy, he'll already have a large comb...and would be crowing...My Leghorn cockerel Jerry was crowin by 6 weeks.

    Even girls do the chest bump thing. It's part of the pecking order thing.
     
  4. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkies and they all do this! Even the smallest ones....its like they stretch up and are ready for battle. I hope someone answers this for you because I would like to know also. Don't you just love the Silkies!
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have been watching mine do exactly that and thought it was just part of the pecking order thing. For mine, it seems to be the same 1 or 2 hens that are establishing pecking order with the rest. The kids and I think it is funny to watch them do this.
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chicks doing the same but are all pullets. I figure its just them deciding on the pecking order [​IMG]
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:well hes not crowing yet but he sure looks like one!!!and acts like one too! he attacks random things like sticks and stuff to protect the silkies LOL:lol:

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  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    still think hes a girl lol?
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    He looks like a guy...LOL
     
  10. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty roo [​IMG]
     

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