Chest Bumping

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bobbie Chicklet, May 7, 2016.

  1. Bobbie Chicklet

    Bobbie Chicklet New Egg

    May 7, 2016
    I have 4 hens, a year old. No rooster. They have plenty of food, fresh water, shelter and a 50' x 100' enclosed pen safe from predators. All produce an egg a day. This morning was the first time I saw Daffolip chest butt, neck peck and circle Bobbie Chicklet. It was short lived, but Flutterby sounded an alarm to get my attention while Tulidil kept her distance. Is this just a pecking order realignment?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Yes it was pecking order reinforcement.

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