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Bantams sparing at 1 week old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spook, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    I really find this to be strange, I have 7 cochin bantam chicks that have decided today to spar. Is this a way to sex them or are they playing at this point. I don't recall my standard Ameraucana's to do this until they were 3 months old...Love to hear your thoughts on this!
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I have btw japanese, wheaten OEGB and silver sebrights and they all sparred very young. By the time I could start to tell sex, I could tell some of thoses sparring were hens.
  3. Solace

    Solace Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Rutherford County, NC
    I have (13) week old bantams in one brooder and they started sparing at 1 week as well. It's fun watching them jump around like jumping beans.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  4. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Quote:Quote:Thank you both for your answer, I appreciate it! It is fun to watch and can't wait to see the next actions. I plan on making a square cage so I can take them out in the green grass, sunshine without loosing them all! My big girls I never took out, but these I will try, they are still very small!
    Thanks again! Kel

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