Coop Polititcs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by therifleman, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. therifleman

    therifleman Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    western nc
    Howdy folks,
    I am raising some baby chicks purchased earlier. They are about 5 weeks old. Started out with 24. None have died but yesterday I gave 3 away to a 15 yr old friend of my sons. New chicken farmer!!!! Was glad to help him out. But,, my question is this.
    The peck order seemed to be more or less established. One of the chicks {a white deleware rooster} was second in command here at my chicken farm. I do not know where the were at. They are just too many of them to really get a handle on. Any how, how is this gonna shakedown in the coop. Is everyone gonna just move up one or are many gone go for the new number two seat?
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    You may see a little more chest thumping as they determine the new pecking order, or you may not see anything noticeable at all. Also, when you move them from brooder to coop, or let them out to free-range, you will likely see more of this behavior as well. I always laugh at my two silkies, who have to re-determine who is in charge almost every day.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by