I think all my chicks are roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by southernnewbie, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. YES, I've seen it!

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  2. Yes, I have heard of it.

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  3. No, never heard of it in all my years.

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  4. NOPE. Not possible.

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  1. southernnewbie

    southernnewbie New Egg

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    My silkie chicken hatched four eggs. All four are now five months old, and I have seen each one of them lower it's head, fluff out it's neck feathers, and fly at each other in rooster fights. Does that mean definitively that they are all boys? Do young hens ever show that kind of behavior? I need to know so I can get rid of the boys and prevent bloodshed!

    Thank you!

    Southern Newbie
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No.

    All chicks scuffle to work out the pecking order issues and try to find their place in the flock.
     
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  3. sammyj

    sammyj Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seen my 2 year old hens do this, i really don't think it means they are roos!
     
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  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I have silkie hens that fight through wire and will kick any birds bottom [​IMG]
     
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  5. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens/pullets can fight to sort out problems or establish pecking order.
     
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  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen used to do that to my pit bull as well.
     
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