Is this ROO behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickaboo7, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    When I put my chicks out in their pen to play a few of them start to stand real tall and chest butt each other. They are about 4/5 weeks old. even some of the bantams do this. It's funny to watch they are so small.

  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Pullets will act that way too, maybe they are figuring out the pecking order.
    Do any of them have redness on their wattles or are the wattles bigger than others?? That would be a way to tell if they are roos. But might be best to wait a few more weeks to know for sure.
    Enjoy your chics they are alot of fun to watch, better than TV for sure. [​IMG]
  3. earthy_chicks

    earthy_chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2007
    I had a couple chicks that would do this and they turned out to be roos. But after removing the roos, then the pullets had to figure out who was top dog and started doing it too. But not nearly as much.
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I had 4 barred Rock pullets who did this. It was so funny to watch and I never had the camera handy.

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