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pecking dis-order

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Terrie Mac, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Terrie Mac

    Terrie Mac In the Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    I put my 3 week old chicks in the outside coop during the day (with a box and light) and they go CRAZY. Flying everywhere chest bumping....do they have to re-establish a pecking order every time they are moved, or, are they just having fun with all the room?

  2. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    I think it's a bit of both. They're running about and enjoying the room to stretch their wings, but at the same time, at 3 weeks they should still be working on their pecking order.

    They sound healthy and happy!

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