Chicken stare down??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephanie1992, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i introduced my chicks to my cochin bantam pullet that isnt much bigger than they are.

    one of my chicks ran at the pullet and the pullet looked the chick in the eyes and they just stood there for`like 5 min staring into each others eyes then stopped.

    y do they do that? they kept doing it till one backs off.

    is it a domanance thing? or y do they do it?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it's dominance. They are establishing the pecking order.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:What Happy Chooks said.

    VERT normal behavior, too.
     
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    They were challenging each other to a duel. Good thing neither pulled a pistol. [​IMG]
     

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