Chicks Personalities

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sassysouth, May 12, 2016.

  1. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth True BYC Addict

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    I bought 4 red pullet production chicks at my local co-op the other day. I know many times people end up with a rooster in the mix. Looking back on your chicken experience, do you think you pick out the rooster based on their early personality? I have one that seems to be the leader, keeps a watchful eye while the others are sound asleep. I am debating going and buying another chick.

    Thanks,
    Jen
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

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    Yes, sometimes little baby cockerels display an assertive temperament as a chick, but so do pullets with assertive tendencies display those as well.

    A better indication will be as the chick nears six weeks and the comb appears much redder than the pinkish yellow of the pullets.
     

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