I let the younger chickens out of the coop for the first time today to explore the yard. I also have my brood hen and her three chicks roaming the place (the fourth is inside with a hurt leg). WELL, the momma hen does not like the other chicks around HER babies, so naturally she chases them off. It didn't take long for the new chicks to get the whole 'Do Not Come Near Momma My bantam Sebrights are about three months old, small little dudes. But the little cockerel thinks he's the biggest, baddest boy on the block. So he decided that he wasn't going to take any abuse...especially from a girl! So this TINY little cockerel puffs up his chest, fluffs his neck feathers...and goes up against this huge standard Cochin hen! A broody hen, at that! So SHE decides to do the same thing...they actually duked it out! The Sebright lost, but his ego remained uncrushed. He then went on to spar with the Sebright pullet. At least she's the same size Tonight on WORLD WIDE CHICKEN SPARRING... VS. Pardon the mess, I was in the middle of putting out more food and cleaning out the water dishes when I ran to get my camera. I didn't get around to lawn mowing today either as I had originally intended...can't you tell?