Chest Bumping LOL!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well I was observing some videos on youtube, and I saw a few videos where some chicks(about a month old) are chest bonking!!!! ITs so funny!!!! But why???

    Then I remember my old roo did this with my hens when he was little....
  2. brownfarms

    brownfarms Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    San Diego Area, CA
    Mine do this all the time. Total entertainment. In fact I'm about to go watch Chick TV right now.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    They are 'sporting', more appropriately called social orientation. What you are seeing is the beginnings of the pecking order establishment. A chick version of, "I'm tougher than you!"
    It starts early and will continue through their entire life. To us it is fun - to them it is deadly serious. Don't take it lightly, as it is a key to their survival.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2008

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