My 3 week old chicks are kicking each other...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tabatha_westcott, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know i have half males and half females but i can't tell which is which yet. They have a lot of space to roam but some are still kicking and pecking. Do all chicks kick or just the roos? Should I separate them?
     
  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :(Should I have posted this somewhere else????
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ive raised alot of chicks, but never saw one kick another. Do you mean bumping chests? All of them do that.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have had three batches and never seen any of them kick. Chest bumping, like Speckled said is normal.....
     
  5. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my i week old sometimes stretch out their legs and accidentally kick the one behind them.
     
  6. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess they are bumping chests... They all do that? Is it play?
     
  7. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like jumping up and hitting another chick with both feet, right?

    I have had some do that- they have so far been the roos that do that.
    However, I have one that does that now- even does it to my hand, about a week and a half old, I dont know what sex it is, but I assume roo.
     
  8. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. Are they going to be aggressive?
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What breed do you have ?
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, that means nothing about the sex. My pullets spar with each other. By six weeks, they begin to sort out their pecking order in the group.
     

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