odd behavior among pullets & cock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, May 18, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    i have five 4-5 week old pullets and cocks. Sometimes when im watching them, they will go up to another one and raise thier neck, fluff up thier neck, and look the other one straight in the face. i would think this is a cock behavior, but cocks do it to cocks and pullets, and pullets do it to pullets and to cocks! I havent had my camera in time to get a pic, but when i do ill post a pic. Can someone help me figure out what they are doing!?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Deciding who's the boss [​IMG]
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They are squaring off, sizing each other up, practicing establishing their place in the pecking order. Its pretty funny stuff [​IMG]
     
  4. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't matter the gender, they always do that at that age. (and when they are 4-5 months ,aswell).
     

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