baby chicks fighting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ntsorvas, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. ntsorvas

    ntsorvas Out Of The Brooder

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    I moved my 1.5 week old chicks to a bigger box and I noticed they all started fighting with each other like my mature roosters do. Is this normal and does it mean that all of the chicks are roosters?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes.

    And no.

    Ok - perfectly normal pecking order behavior and pullets do it too.
     
  3. ntsorvas

    ntsorvas Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks for a second there I thought I hatched all roosters
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be very bad luck. Rest assured, they all act crazy at that age.
     
  5. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they fight, I have a RIR hen that does not like one of the black hens, anytime the black gets near her she puts both talons in the other face. I have hens that will stand and fight a roo, and win. My hatch looks to be 9+ roo and maybe 3-5 pullets out of 14, I have for sure 9 roo. I was hoping for more pullets, (for eggs) chicken and dumplings works too.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    All that play fighting develops skill needed to survive. It's normal to see chest bumping at this age. I find the zooming running very funny to watch.
     
  7. ntsorvas

    ntsorvas Out Of The Brooder

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    yes it is very amusing
     

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