Pecking order already?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sadiebeth12, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    I certainly shouldn't be surprised, I have 4 daughters after all, but my one week olds seem to be playing "king of the hill". I have one little girl who has alway been very friendly (I think she's my BR) and she jumps right into my hand. Now the very aggressive EE will actually throw herself at the BR to knock her off my hand! Maybe my BR wasn't friendly after all but just trying to be the dominant one. Hmmmm..... Drama in the brooder too. Just what we need. My poor husband and son. My husband always joked about living in the shed, now it's being converted to a coop!
    Love these forums!!!
    Shelley in PA
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Yep, they start early trying to figure out how is top "chicken" (I couldn't say dog now could I? [​IMG] ) But they will figure it out pretty quickly.
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    It starts from day 1 and continues till they die, there will always be that challenge. Power has perks and they know it.

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