Pecking Order in Progress?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by High Mountain Chic, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone! I have 6 two week old EEs (all pullets). Over the last couple of days they have started to "fly" at each other and make a lot of noise. There are about 2 that always seem to start it. Is this the starting of a pecking order or are they just starting to feel too closed in?
     
  2. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like pecking order to me, mine did the same. Still do now and then.
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    my two week old chicks do this. I think its just pecking order, that and they have those lovely wing feathers coming in. Its a natural reaction in the flight instinct to freak the heck out whenever one chicken flaps its wings, so if one starts flapping to exercise and try out the feathers, they all run around and scream and carry on. Ive found thats a source of some of the noise.

    but def the pecking order on the other.
     
  4. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I was starting to wonder what was going on in there! It is one of the funniest shows on earth![​IMG]
     

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