chest bumping behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ben is a terror, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    I have a month old chick who goes around pouncing on everyone. No sign of a comb. is she def. a boy or just a witchy girl she is a sweetie with me.

  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    It's a better than even chance you have a junior roo, although a pullet with a very aggressive personality could behave similarly.

    But take a good look at the chest-bumper's feet and legs. Are they noticeably larger and thicker than its brooder mates? If so, that increases the odds that you have a boy.
  3. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is hard to tell but if the comb isn't reddening at all I would say bossy lady :)

    ** is your avatar a corgi watching cayuga ducks? If so that is hilarious b/c my corgi was doing the same thing about a week ago haha
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Male or female, it just wants to be at the top of the society!!! LOL

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