is chick behaviour indicative of sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by georgialee, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I have 3 or 4 chicks that will flap their wings, bob up and down and try to jump on each other. It's really cute... but it also has me worrying that the ones doing this are roosters. Will pullets do this as well? Thanks!
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    All chicks do it. It's part of establishing the pecking order.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    That is WONDERFUL news! Thank you!
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    They all do it some, especially flapping around and pecking, but I notice my little cockerels doing the jump on the back thing the most.

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