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Is this behaviour a sign ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicky262626, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Nicky262626

    Nicky262626 New Egg

    Feb 6, 2008

    We have 3 chicks that are now 6 weeks old. This was our 1st attempt at raising them from 2 days old and luckily all has been fine, they are growing well.

    They have been kept in the house as they will be pets, and have the run of the kitchen etc when we are home ( Looks of baby wipes needed to clean the floor !) But they are very freindly and great fun.

    Although i have read every where that it is really difficult to tell the sex of the chick ( 2 cochins and one Sussex) Two of the chicks seem to me to be showing signs that they are MEN ! lol they are very cocky even the way they walk, they run around flapping and charging, whilst the other one is very gentle and calm. ( its a woman Lol) The other 2 also seem to fight, they go upto each other with their chests out and bump into each other.

    Is this sort of behaviour, just simply them sorting out who is boss, or does this look like 2 are Men !

    It will be so upsetting if they are as we will not be able to keep Cockerals as of the noise, the neighbours would go mad, But having raised them from lil babes wouldnt want to have to send them on their way !

    What do you think ?


  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Chest bumps are common with both sexes. With both of the breeds you mentioned you should see some development in the comb starting about now. There will be definate redness in the male combs and they will be getting bigger. If they are all males it may be hard to tell the difference. Sorry to even mention such a possibility.
  3. Nicky262626

    Nicky262626 New Egg

    Feb 6, 2008
    LOL My Babes cant all be MEN !

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