Crazy chicks behavior. Help.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jay1995, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got five chicks last week. One of which was a six weeks old. And one that was one weeks old, and all the others were two days old. The juvinile and week old are fighting. They are flying up and throwing thier feet at each other. Does this mean their roosters? They are the only ones who do this. Oh and the juvenile is a Silkie and the baby is a Cochin. Please help me out.
     
  2. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like they are trying to establish pecking order. my hatch was 3 cockrels and 1 pullett. the boys used to play like that while the girl kinda hid out not in the way. every once in a while she would join in but it was mostly the guys. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets fight for pecking order too. Don't give up hope yet...
     
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the post above. They are establishing pecking order. Your pullets will do that too. The have a "top hen" just like there is a "main" rooster. I have a pullet and a cockrel that have been sparring! Go figure [​IMG] Just because you have fights, doesn't mean you have roos, just normal chickens doing what they are meant to do. [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My girls did that when they were chicks, and sometimes even now do it. It's not an indicator of gender, just dominance.
     

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