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Mean Sebright chick going after all the others.....rooster, maybe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Goodfolk, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Goodfolk

    Goodfolk Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our five chicks, a golden Seabright, started recently constantly goes after all the other chicks. Unprovoked.. They are now 6 weeks old. The sebright was a straight run......could that be a sign that he's a rooster? If so, I'd rather rehome it before the kids get so attached. I think it's too early to tell from feather/comb size, but I've attached a pic just in case.
    I know chickens are social, so it would be cruel to keep the sebright alone....any ideas on how to change its behavior?
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Its a rooster.
     
  3. Goodfolk

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    Can you tell me what makes you say that? Is it the look, or the behavior?
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Both, Is it grabbing the others on the back of the neck?
     
  5. Goodfolk

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    No, it's more going after their fronts, while lifting its wings/neck while puffing its feathersin a threatening way.
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Its got a big red comb, for a six week old hen. My guess would be rooster.
     
  7. Goodfolk

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    Thank you. I appreciate that. Sigh....
     

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