I've noticed something between these chicks and the last ones

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ducklove334, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    Last october we ordered a bantam special from Ideal, ofcourse straight run, and got the packing peanut turkens anyways, anyways, from the time the chicks were about 3 days old, they would play, but the turkens would all do the "baby cock fights" with one another, and several bantams would join in,it was cute as doodles,

    but the 3 week old chicks we have now, are all girls, expect for Big Momma [​IMG], and the guineas wich are strightrun, and while they play and chase one another, and have a good ole' time, I've not seen any signs of dominance between them yet.

    is it just that hens are slower to do the whole whos on charge thing, I know our adult hens are ALWAYS bickering amongst each other [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IME the boys will constantly do the chest bump and "evil eye" with one another. I have one roo now, he tries to start things once in a while, but the girls kind of avoid it. They do squabble once in a while, but it is a different kind of squabble.
     

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