Do hens perform a cock fight?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bahachick, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Bahachick

    Bahachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was supposed to have 50 poulets but I expect to have a few roosters in the bunch. They are too young to be identified by looking at them (~45 days old) but I see a few of them doing what I see in cock fights (jumping at each other's chests, kicking with spurs, feathers blown up etc...) Do females display this nonsense or only roosters?
     
  2. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of my females do that..i guess just to show dominance..but you could have males if you say you think there might be some in the group
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Females do it too.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    they both 'do it' but keep an eye on the ones that seem to do it alot, might turn out to be roo's, a sharpie works good for marking
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks I've had that I've seen doing that repeatedly have all turned out to be roos.
     

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