Have you ever seen a 7 week old chick jump on the back of hens? If so, was the chick always a male? 7 weeks old seems awfully early for mating behavior, don't you think? Could the behavior be the result of a chick being an only chick with no siblings its own age to play with, attention seeking, rather than a gender characteristic? I'm curious as to whether those of you who have raised a lot of chicks, both male and female, have ever seen this behavior in your 7 week old chicks?