Dueling Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Most likely they are just settling their pecking order. As for the feathers, the pullets tend to feather in faster than the roos.
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    My RIR pullets do the same thing, even at 4 months they are still doing this.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    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 !!!!
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Both pullets and cockerels practice this dueling. They are setting up their pecking order.
     
  7. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I know is it is hilarious to watch.
    Like little bitty fuzzy sumo wrestlers.[​IMG]
     
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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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! [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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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? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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