Baby fight that is a little to real

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pbjmaker, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have a frizzle batam cochin (5 weeks) that crowed for the first time yesterday (very funny) but today he decide to take on my Golden Lakenvelder Roo (4 weeks). The GL is bigger but that didn't stop anything. When I went to break it up the frizzle had him by the neck so well that I picked up the frizzle and the GL came with him. He had been dragging him around by the neck.
    There was no blood but it is all out war between the two. I broke up at least 4 more fights and they keep a constant eye on each other.
    I know at this age they play fight a lot to establish pecking order - but is that kind of viciousness normal?
     
  2. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW. Can you separate them? That does seem vicious. I had as many as seven roos together and have seen some squabbles, but nothing like what you described - even when they were much older. I know it's normal for the roos to fight to establish who's boss, but it sounds like no one is backing down.
     

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