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chicks chest butting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens? not yet, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 silkies just alittle over a week old. They are running at each other and bumping each other with their chest, it's cute & funny but I don't think they are just try'n to make me laugh! Are they getting their pecking order in line?[​IMG]
     
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's all part of the pecking order.

    Too bad so much cute stuff they do is really devious shenanigans. *shifty eyes*
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    yes, this is just pecking order and it shouldn't last for more than 2/3 weeks
     
  4. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, pecking order .... My three Pekins (bantam cochins) chicks are the only ones of mine to chest bump. My three bantam Orps chicks are the biggest and just strut around already at the top, my one female Polish chick is too ditsy to care and my one male Polish chick is a sneak and hit them when they aren't looking kinda guy.
     
  5. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 that are several weeks old, they don't chest bump but square off like fighting roos. Funny thing is, 2 I am positive are pullets, will do it too.[​IMG]
     
  6. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frat boy silkies?....Yep thats what I'm going with
     
  7. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours still do that from time to time and they are 18 weeks old... It is still pretty funny to watch and even more funny when their neck feathers get all fluffed out...
     
  9. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four chicks that are 11 weeks old and my neighbors are watching them while im on vacation and that is their favorite part,when they chest bump. it is funny to watch
     
  10. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah my chickens did this when they were establishing the pecking order. [​IMG] it is totally normal
     

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