Do pullets and cockerels fight each other?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cherry Bird, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Cherry Bird

    Cherry Bird Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    I've got a silkie (pullet?) and a welsummer cockerel and they are fighting at 7 weeks of age. Does this mean my silkie is male?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
  2. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Sugar Land, TX
    No, I had an EE roo that always fought with the barred rock girls and they would just fight until the were 2 months old... then They all sorted out the pecking order [​IMG]
  3. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    My top male silkie cockerel got in a fight with the standard EE girl who was top hen about a month ago. He was 5 months and she was 6 months. He finally gave ground and it stopped immediately. He has now established he's above her in the pecking order and there is no more fighting. He wanted to mate with her and she was having none of it then. Now that he has proven himself, he's good.

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