New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by david.robertson60, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. david.robertson60

    david.robertson60 In the Brooder

    1
    7
    14
    Jun 8, 2018
    Hi, my name is David and I have 6 new pullets that are sexlinks. They have really grown and I think they are very close to egg laying. They were all hatched and raised together. They have been really tame and they get along with one another well. However, I have noticed that today a few of them have been sparing off at each other. Is that normal, are they going to hurt each other?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
    KikisGirls, rjohns39, 007Sean and 4 others like this.
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome to BYC! The sparing is just establishing the pecking order.
     
  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    2,919
    40,551
    1,042
    Jul 29, 2017
    California
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot They are probably just establishing a pecking order. As long as they don't really hurt each other it should be fine :)
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    4,088
    17,136
    887
    Apr 6, 2017
    Texas
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:frow BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! It's definitely the pecking order, they usually establish it right before egg-laying. Red Sex Links are more prone to pecking than other breeds too. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    8,331
    52,353
    1,227
    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome David! :frow I hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do!!!! Best wishes with your flock! Have fun!
     
  6. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

    4,537
    29,949
    907
    Jul 4, 2018
    Queensland, Australia
    Hi David,
    Welcome to BYC :frow

    You will love it here :celebrate
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    116,806
    130,156
    1,847
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens David, it's very nice to meet you. :frow
     
    rjohns39, Pork Pie and 007Sean like this.
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    22,354
    119,097
    1,582
    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy David :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    43,589
    97,191
    1,547
    Jan 30, 2015
    007Sean, KikisGirls and rjohns39 like this.
  10. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

    2,158
    6,160
    407
    Apr 6, 2016
    SW France
    :frow:welcomeHi and welcome! As others have said - all normal (as long as they aren't drawing blood).
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: