foot fighting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by warren, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    My two female chickens are about 18-20 weeks old and have not yet started to lay. A Black Star and a Goldline.
    They get on quite well but when one gets in the other's way they both leap up in the air with their feet forward and meet foot to foot. The contest is over in a second with no real fighting.
    I know that roos fight like that but I did not think that females did.
    Also the Black Star sometimes tries to stand on the Goldline's back.
    Is this normal or is it because their hormones are not working properly yet?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Females will exhibit that type of behavior, especially more common if there is no roo.

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