Flying, dive bombing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Whitetail, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Whitetail

    Whitetail Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    I've noticed my baby chicks will sometime fly at eachother, and somewhat dive bombing, almost looking like they are challenging eachother, what is going on here? Are these early signs of a rooster? Also i have about what looks like 2 week old chicks, I want to get a few more soon, but will putting younger chicks in with these cause a problem, i could see issues with the heat lamp due to it being higher than needed for the new chicks.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    They could be working out a pecking order. At a young age, my chicks used to push, shove and peck each other for a brief period after we first brought them home. It doesn't necessarily mean they're roosters.

    As for this dive-bombing thing, I haven't really experienced that before. I imagine it could be much of the same thing?

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