Little chicks are standing up to the big ones.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eirwin, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. eirwin

    eirwin Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor's mother thought she was doing us a favor by bringing us 10 new chicks from Miami after three of my big ones were killed by a dog. We live in Western North Carolina and wanted to wait until March to get new chicks so we wouldn't have to wait too long to put them outside. She doesn't know what breed they are and neither do we. They are seven, almost eight weeks old now. Three of the chicks died shortly after we got them. We were sure that three of the remaining were rooster and gave them away. Now we're beginning to wonder if they are all roosters. I have been introducing them slowly to my other three big ones. The big ones peck at them, but a couple of the little ones don't seem to have any fear. They bow up to the big ones and even peck back. Would this be normal behavior for young roosters?

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  2. hardmanzz93

    hardmanzz93 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have no idea what breed they are..but i have RIR chicks the same age and yours are huge compaired to them.. not surprised they stand up to the older ones lol:)
     
  3. eirwin

    eirwin Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they just look big in the picture. They were standing up to the others even three weeks ago. [​IMG] They are mostly white, but have some beige on their feathers. I have two leghorns, so I know that's not what these are.
     
  4. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have 2 little roos. Maybe they are white rocks? They are super cute!
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I agree with the assessment that they are most likely white rocks. And it looks to me like you have two boys and two girls, but it's hard to tell. I hope at least two turn out to be girls.
     

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