BO chasing others?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by threecutechicks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Chirping

    May 20, 2011
    Clinton, WA
    [​IMG] My BO is starting to chase my RIR and BR around the yard. They will be fine together then she will chase whoever is closest to her and jump in the air? When I went to close the coop door last night, they were all on the roost, but the BO was standing up seeing what was going on, the other 2 were hunkered down. She does not wait for the others to eat, they are all pretty equal when it comes to waiting for the treats. Any reasons she is doing this? I just hope that she does not turn out to be a he!!!!!! [​IMG] The girls are not yet laying eggs, should be mid August for that.
  2. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

    Jul 22, 2011
    All Over
    How old are your gals? If they are still young, they may be establishing a pecking order. The BO might be just showing who is boss. This happens in every flock. Some of the girls we have here are kinda like little feathered bullies.
    As long as they work it out themselves without drawing blood, they should be fine.
  3. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Chirping

    May 20, 2011
    Clinton, WA
    Thanks!!! They are about 4 months open. I was kinda thinking that is what she was doing. [​IMG]
  4. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chirping

    Jul 26, 2011
    Walnut Creek, CA
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    I know this post is in no way helpful to you, sorry [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    May be dominance behavior or it may be gender behavior-- as in perhaps 'she' is 'he'.

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