pecking order or a rooster??? **pics heavy**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McGoo, May 27, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got 10 little chicks - 7 weeks old (I guess their not so little anymore [​IMG] ) and I've noticed that they kinda do this stance and stick their necks up and get in the other chicks face... like a face off. Is this a typical chicken behavior ...or is this a rooster behavior? None of my chickens really have large combs yet.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    They all do it as chicks, my 4 week old pullets are doing it too:>)
     
  3. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two chicks (8 weeks old) that did the whole rooster kick each other thing, I was just hoping it was normal...I am guessing it is???
     
  4. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post pics someone can tell you if they think it is a Roo we all like pics [​IMG]
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I will post photos soon... I left my camera at my sisters and she's 30 minutes away - [​IMG]
     
  6. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea they are just trying to establish a pecking order, my barred rocks chicks are doing it also.....
     
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    They all do it. I think they do it just to freak us humans out by making us think they are all roos [​IMG]
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's a pecking order THANG!

    Tom, an EE pullet and Jerry, a Leghorn cockerel, would chest bump each other.
     
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a few photos of one that I'm not sure of - I htink he's a roo. I am sooo sorry for these lousy photos... it's kinda like trying to push anoodle uphill. I couldn't get them to slow down and everytime I tried to hold him he wiggled and I couldn't get a good shot. (didn't have anyone to help out.

    It's one of my Buff Orpingtons...

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    It's the BO to the right....
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    it's the one in the middle laying down
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    This one is just of all the pinfeathers on his back... yikes!
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    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  10. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im thinking the one in the first pic is a rooster. but im not real sure....the black one looks like a hen.
     

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