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Pecking order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alexa009, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    I have different breed varieties and i am wondering what chicken breeds are usually the top of the pecking order. Most of them are only 9 weeks so they don't have one yet. They will get aggressive with each other, especially my red star. I am pretty sure she is in the top.
     

  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

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    What other breeds do you have?
     
  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    I have brahmas, barred rocks, white plymouth rock, orpington, delaware, ameraucana, red star, australorp. We had some other breeds but most were killed by predators.
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    Our barred rocks, orpington and ameraucana are already almost a year.
     
  5. alexa009

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    The rest are only 9 weeks
     
  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

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    I guess it all depends on the personality of the chicken. Out of all the breeds you listed, the only one I have is a brahma. Brahmas are a very calm and docile breed. They get pushed around and bullied easily :(
     
  7. peaceisgreen

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    for me it went (top-bottom) brahma they are the biggest then nakedneck australorp ameraucana and xs
    i recently sold my brahma rooster and my smaller hybridized red jungle fowl who was at the bottom shot to the top of the pecking order in under 12 hours i dont think my hens miss my brahma at all
     

  8. peaceisgreen

    peaceisgreen In the Brooder

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    lol my brahmas were bullies! my brahma/ameraucana though very bottom
     
  9. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    Really? I thought they were usually top of the pecking order.
     
  10. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

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    I have a buff brahma. She is still a pullet though. Maybe things will change.
     

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