Mikeeeeeeeeee

Songster
12 Years
Jul 20, 2007
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Wetumpka
RIR's.
2 weeks old.

They will face off and lower their heads staring at each other.
Then one will make the move and off they go flapping and twisting around.
Then one will grab the other by the back of the neck for a few seconds.

A few minutes later, they are at it again.

Roosters?


Also, on RIRs. Will the roos get tailfeathers before the pullets?
 

swtangel321

~Crazy Egg Lady~
11 Years
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all my chicks do this, they play !!!!! I call it the mirror.... They copy each other !!! Funny as long as they arent hurting each other to bad !!!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Both pullets and cockerels practice this dueling. They are setting up their pecking order.
 

KellyHM

Crowing
11 Years
Sep 10, 2008
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You mean there's still hope for my 2-month-old Silkies? I was thinking I have 2 little roos. Maybe they're both hens!
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
12 Years
Nov 18, 2007
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They will do this for awhile. They are establishing their pecking order. They are so funny to watch. They fluff up and run towards each other and do the chest bump. The Roos do Show their feathers before the pullets. Did you get a straight run or were they sexed?
 

Mikeeeeeeeeee

Songster
12 Years
Jul 20, 2007
424
5
141
Wetumpka
Quote:I bought into a straight run of 21 chicks.
I got 5 when they were 8 days old.

If the tailfeathers show up 1st in the roos, then I will end up with a trio.
( will either auction or eat the 2 other roos.)
I have 3 birds with tailfeathers.
 

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