Bickering among my 8ish week olds

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  1. brandislovak

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    So my babies are 8ish weeks old and they are constantly charging one another or flying kicking at one another (just the 4 or 5 most dominant ones the other 3 are like what ever and walk away) is it a hierchy (sp) thing or ? They have lots of space butnits completly random theyll all be chilling and then one gets a bug up its but and karate kicks another one out if a spot and sits there instead or flaps atnthem or yells at them?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

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    Yeah, they are working on the pecking order. As long as they have plenty of room it should not be an issue.

    At that age it can be a pullet or a cockerel doing that but the odds are that the more aggressive ones are boys. Too early to tell for sure though from behavior alone, but by 8 weeks we might be able to tell you sex if you can post photos of the head and a profile shot showing legs and posture.
     
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    These 2 are the biggest instigators
     
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    Their in a small cage today because their is coop/chick yard work being done
     
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    The middle picture is a stinker too but the first and 3rd pics are more of the other 2 chicks
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Pullets can be pretty aggressive too, saw some serious feet up fighting with my last batch.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

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    My guess is that the one in the middle is a pullet but the others are probably cockerels.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing any color on combs/wattles like you'd commonly see on cockerels by 8 weeks.
    So I'm guessing all pullets.
    Time will tell.
     

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