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Pecking order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sixpets, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Sixpets

    Sixpets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    What breed is usually top of the pecking order

    Which of these is probably at the top and bottom

    1. Ameraucana oldest and biggest

    2. Buff orpington second biggest craziest easy to catch

    3. Plymouth rock in the middle, nice

    Next ones are three weeks younger than the top ones

    4.Buff orpington Middle and creative

    5. Plymouth rock cute fun little

    6. Buff orpington small and fat yet cute
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You really can't go by size of bird or breed. Some breeds tend to be shyer than others or more aggressive, but this does not always hold true. My smallest bird is on the top of the pecking order, weighing in at 5 pounds, and the lowest in the order is a whopping 8 pounder. It generally boils down to personality....who has the biggest opinion in the flock.

    Good luck!
  3. jeds chickens

    jeds chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2013
    rural IA
    My hen at the top is the loudest and flaps her wings all the time. Do any do that?
  4. Sixpets

    Sixpets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    It might be the two oldest Buff Orpingtons

    But the ameracauna always jumps on the others
  5. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    i have rhode island reds. my rir hens are aggressive.

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