Certain cockerel behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KikiDeAnime, May 22, 2019.

  1. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    I'm wondering if there's certain behavior that only young cockerels show.

    Like any type of behavior that only they have before the crowing or combs come in.


    Do cockerels sometimes show bossy behavior?
     
  2. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    Cockerels can be super bossy and even downright mean. But some pullets can behave just as rough, so that isn't solely a male trait :confused:
     
  3. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Songster

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    I don't think so:confused: Usually just the comb being large and visible early on.

    Do you think you have one such little guy?
     
  4. KahKaDoodleDo22

    KahKaDoodleDo22 In the Brooder

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    In my experience they’re usually a little more bossy, but sometimes hens can be like this too. Cockerels will fight with others, or “play fight”

     
  5. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    Would a cockerel "play fight" with a pullet?
     
  6. Roo5

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    Cockerels and pullets play fight.Ive had some pullets become worse then cockerel.There are no specific behaviors that they display that a pullet might not.Ive usually notice cockerels will be much more aggressive early on,but I’ve had a few pullets be a problem too.Have even had to chicks (Pullet and cockerel)at the age of about 5 weeks fight so bad and cause injury, and the pullet had a huge comb and wattles.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    All genders will 'play fight'...post a pic of the bird(s) in question along with age.
     
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  8. KahKaDoodleDo22

    KahKaDoodleDo22 In the Brooder

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    Yes, my 9 week olds are doing it right now. The Pullets engage a little but usually run off. Typically it’s the cockerel that instigates it
     
  9. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    When they are young my cockerels are the most outgoing and friendly.
     
  10. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    This one likes to pick fights with everyone. It pecked the other 2 pullets' tail feathers so now it's the only one with a tail.
    They're all 12 weeks old
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    Adding this last picture to show that there are 3 birds: IMG_20190519_134901.jpg
     

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