I have read several threads, but haven't found the 100% answer to my question so any help is appreciated I have 4 cockerels in my 19 chicks (7 weeks old) and I'm noticing the boys behavior more and more and not sure what's desirable and what isn't. I compare them to my grown roo, but not sure if that's a fair comparison? I would like to keep one of these 4 boys and so I'm trying to focus in on some of those signs that "yes he might be a keeper" as well as, and probably more important, "nope this one needs culled". So here's what I'm seeing- -one boy will chase the girls and peck at them, sometimes try to climb on them -a couple of the boys raising neck feathers, at each other, sometimes pecking, chasing each other and I've seen a couple do it to the girls also -boys chest bumping each other (which I believe is normal, but some do it to the girls too Also, any help that you can give about what's acceptable and what's not would be awesome. I want to understand their behavior so that I know what is bad so that in able to cull them out, but I don't want to unnecessarily cull a chicken. Thank you!!!