Do only Roos do the chest bump thing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofthree, May 26, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2010
    Skiatook, OK
    only a few my new chicks, 4-5 weeks old, do the flutter a bit up in the air and bump chests or do pullets do that also?
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    my pullets have been doing this I think it has to do with pecking order.
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    [​IMG] My pullets last years did this a lot. Like schellie69 said it is just a way to gain pecking order. It is normal:thumbsup
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Perfectly normal for both sexes to chest-bump. It's part of the pecking order determination process.

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