Just a little curious..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by supdude, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    sometimes my 2 young little chiks dance together, almost how two roosters fight but they just stare at eachother while flapping thier wings and jumping up and down, then they go back to scratching like nothing happened,its really funny but what are they doing? do any of your chickens do wierd little things like that?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They are working out the pecking order.
     
  3. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    really, i think thats interesting, how does it work? how would one win?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Intimidation seems to be the key.
     
  5. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] My Cochins do the same exact thing!!! They're both about 5 to 6 weeks old and one is a hen and the other is a rooster...it's pretty hularious to watch [​IMG]


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  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually the loser will be the one that walks away or looks away first.

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  7. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm that makes me wonder, could a hen ever be above a rooster in the pecking order?
     
  8. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I think the hen can be above a rooster in a pecking order.
    My 2 week old chicks act this way and it is funny to watch. I don't know who is a hen or a rooster yet.
     

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