Chick Behavior....

bluedawg

Songster
11 Years
Jul 7, 2008
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Croton on Hudson
Any Chance girl chicks will challenge each other - do the jump in the air and kick thing? Or if they do that, should I assume they are boys? I hope I don't have all boys.
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
All chicks do the fighting. It's part of setting up the pecking order, which should be up and running good by the time they are six to eight weeks old. My bossiest chick is now my bossiest hen.
 

Davaroo

Poultry Crank
12 Years
Feb 4, 2007
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They all do it regardless of their sex. You'll know boys from girls (cockerels from pullets) at around 8 weeks.
Until the obvious signs appear, you'll wait.
 

bluedawg

Songster
11 Years
Jul 7, 2008
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Croton on Hudson
Oh good! Thanks everyone...I amgoing to go snap a picture now. And will post in a few. 3 are wheaten Marans and three are a cross between my wheaten Roo and Wheaten Ameraucanas, so I am very eggcited about these chicklets - can't wait to see the eggs
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Tikka

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 27, 2009
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I haven't noticed that much pecking behavior in my chicks. But my daughter says it's because I'm not around enough.
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