Is this a rooster behavior?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peep-a-boo, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. peep-a-boo

    peep-a-boo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2010
    Dripping Springs, TX
    I got my chicks 4 days ago. I got a faverolle, a SLW, and a couple of silkies. I thought it was so sweet how the SLW acted like a little mama to the silkies. But now I'm wondering if the SLW is actually a roo since "she" seems so protective of the others. This started yesterday (3 days old). Whenever I put my hand in the brooder, "she'll" come flying out towards me. "She" has never attacked me, but just places herself between me and whatever chick happens to be close by. Does that behavior seem rooster-ish to anyone? Are there other behavioral signs of a roo?
  2. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    AL/TN Stateline
    My Coop
    Few day old chicks are way too young to be showing signs of sex-related behaviors.

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