Dominance Behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    I have 6 birds 3RIR, 3 BR. 6 weeks old.
    Tonight one of the BR was lying on the head end of one of the RIR and the RIR was making a sort of squealing noise... She could have gotten away if she'd wanted to, but wasn't even trying.
    I tapped the brooder (going outside this weekend) and the BR still would not get up right away. Is this a dominance thing? I know the RIR could have gotten up and away if she'd tried.

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