neck feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by omelette'smom, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me if all chickens flair out their neck feathers at each other or is it only
     
  2. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let's try that again!! do only roosters do that??
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    My roosters do it more, but I have had hens do it if I make them mad.
     
  4. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for telling me this:love my "flock" is really throwing me off as far as sexing them. they are 23 weeks and no eggs!! they all act like roosters except for 1 and the old hens. [​IMG] i'm hoping it is the 2 roo and 4 hen that i was told [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They both do it. Often during confrontations.
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my little ones do it all the time,, their just practicing for the "top of the totem pole",, i even have month olds that look like i have chicken wrestling in my yard.,, all that said,, my roos do it more,, but all do it.
     
  7. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!! i'll keep my hopes up now~!~!
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will both do it, but the males more often seem to do it at a much younger age.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My hens do it when they are dust bathing, or after I have held them. Especially the BO. She is poofy anyways, but when she does that, WOW!
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My hens do it when they are dust bathing, or after I have held them. Especially the BO. She is poofy anyways, but when she does that, WOW!
     

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