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Maybe a silly question, but is he just practicing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken_freak, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. chicken_freak

    chicken_freak New Egg

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    Hi, I'm not only new to this forum, but to raising chickens. We have two buff orpingtons, two light brahmas, two black austrolorps, one barred rock, and one americana. They're 9 & 10 wks old. The barred rock and americana were suppose to go to one of our neighbors, but it turns out we're keeping both. We're thinking the barred rock is a rooster. And we're wondering if he's decided that the americana is his woman. He keeps pecking at her, mainly around her neck. He hasn't drawn blood or anything, he just freaks her out and sends her running across the yard. He's the only one doing this. So is this something to worry about, or is he just practicing?
     
  2. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    I have no idea, since all mine are that age. But I wanted to say [​IMG]
    I know someone here will have an answer for you.
     
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum. hes just like a teenager in middle school. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken_freak

    chicken_freak New Egg

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    Thank you. I'll remember that...a teenager in middle school. lol.
     

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