Do pullets and cockerels estabish dominance the same way?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aria122, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. aria122

    aria122 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2011
    Davis, CA
    I have 5 chicks brooding in a large horse trough. Have had lots of chicks before, but last year... seems a long time ago.

    They are ~10 days old. Three out of five seems to display what looks to me like rooster behavior, jumping, pumping wings and jousting at each other. Could these be roosters or is it too soon to tell?

    I know in grown chickens, the roosters do the jumping and feather displays, the hens mainly just peck and skwack at each other.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    They both male and female do this at this age, too soon to tell. Usually one of those 3 will end up being a roo tho

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