Do hens "play chicken?"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grnidone, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. grnidone

    grnidone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know the neck fluff staring contest thing?
    Do hens do that, or is that something only roosters do?

    Is it a reliable way to determine that I have roos? Or do all chickens do it to determine pecking order?
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Some of my girls have been worse than my boys as they were growing up. Hackles flaring, chest bumping, etc.
     
  3. BBQChicken

    BBQChicken Just Hatched

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    My girls will chest bump with hackles up. Normal pecking order behavior.
     

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