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does this mean there all roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hcammack, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    OK I orderd all pullets from meyer hatchery and they are about 2 weeks old today. I took them outside becasue it is warm here and they jumped around flaping there wings and challenging each other. Does this mean they are all roosters? because that would realy piss me off because I cant keep any roosters!

  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    No, it does not mean they're all roosters. My pullets challenge each other all the time. The rooster in the flock has finally gained the position of #1, but that may change depending on how feisty the BR pullets are feeling that day!
  3. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    No, not necessarily.

    My little ones all do that whenever they are let out of the brooder. Even with the majority being hens. The way I interpret it is this: They have to be 'nice' to each other while in a small space; but once they are free-er to run around, they do some serious 'work' on the pecking order, figuring out who's the boss. All chickens are a part of the pecking order, so it doesn't mean yours are all roos.
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    thank you:D I have eight and i think they might have made 1 mistake but not sure but I coulnt find homes for 8 roosters.

    THanks Henry
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    You have to remember that sorting out the pecking order begins early in life for chicks. They are exploring who they are an who everyone else is.
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Sounds just like the first time I put out my babies, they ran around with wings flapping, basically going nuts. I think they were just happy to be out in the warm sun with wide open space![​IMG]

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