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Chest "bumping"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunnydee, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, my "girls" (at least that is what I was told) are starting to "chest bump" each other. They are 9 weeks old and just starting spending more and more time out in the run. Is this normal behavior for girls or could I have some roosters?

    I plan on getting some pictures...my batteries are charging!
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My girls do that, too.

    Normal pecking order stuff...
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, Title IX says girls can play football and baseball, and my pullets act like a soccer team all the time. Chest bumps included! Enjoy!
     
  4. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Phew! At first I just thought they were excited of their new run! Glad to hear it isnt "roo" behavor!

    Thanks for the help![​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Two of my pullets challenged our cats over the weekend. The cats, who don't speak chicken, were not amused.

    edited for spelling
     
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  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My DH sits and watches the brooder laughing at 2 of the 7-10 day old bantam cochin chicks chest bumping. They are both frizzles so it really is hysterical looking. Little curled feathers...squawking and chest bumping.
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yep, perfectly normal!! The one that "wins" will end up with the best place on the roost and the right to peck at the others in order to get her face in the treats first!! [​IMG]....and if they are like mine, the "loser" will end up chasing the dachshund around when she gets near becasue she has no one else to bully, lol!!!! My dog is sooooo scared of Pixie!!!!
     
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  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup normal and yet oh so entertaining hahaha:lol:
     
  9. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is funny to watch. I think I have two girls who want to rule the coop as they are the two who are always doing it. But then comes night time (pretty chilly here right now) and they all cuddle close to each other. So darn cute!
     

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