Differences in homegrown vs incubator/hatchery birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hotwings, May 16, 2009.

  1. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    This has been something that I have been thinking for quite some time. Is there differences in birds especially pertaining to cockerels/roos? It seems that the hatchery ones seem to be more aggressive than homegrown ones that I have known. Is chicks that have been raised by hens and lived in a chicken/family environment different than hatchery/incubator chicks? I know of one roo that was hatched and raised by a hen then was orphaned that is very docile, but maybe this is due to the fact he is a Australorp? It seems like the hatchery ones have turned out ornery.
  2. okiron

    okiron Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Maybe because there's more human interaction when raised in a home setting rather than a hatchery setting?

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