Flap attacks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maggieisabelle, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Maggieisabelle

    Maggieisabelle Chirping

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    Hello! So my 3 chicks are jumping at each other and flying onto each other. When one starts jumping they all do there jump/fly attacks. Are they astablishing the pecking order?
     
  2. They're playing.
     
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  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Or fighting.
     
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  4. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    I would say playing. Especially if they are chasing while they flap. Chicks practice their wing flapping and play. As long as it doesn’t get aggressive. AFDA2B07-9800-4EF4-8BE6-C6EC7DED1DFC.jpeg
    I know these are roosters but this is an aggressive motion.
    Playful jumping with flapping is normal

    Pecking order: how old are you chicks?
     
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  5. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    Playing .. trying to fly... having bad aim is normal .. wait til they’re in the coop and run ,they’ll run for hours for no reason at all !! Oh to be young again
     
  6. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    At 2 weeks they're just playing around. Wait until one learns to divebomb from 3 feet up in the air... I hear a lot of surprised squeaks.
     
  7. Maggieisabelle

    Maggieisabelle Chirping

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    A little over 2 weeks old
     
  8. tanyabee

    tanyabee Songster

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    My 4-5 week old RIR chicks do the exact same thing when I bring them out to the yard. Is kind of funny to watch. They stop after a little bit and start foraging.
     
  9. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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