Play Fighting??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henney penny, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it only the boy chicks that do the play fighting,bowing down and the raising of the neck feathers and jumping at each other? Or do the girls do that to?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will all do it, but it's probably more common in males.
     
  3. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls did it more than the boys did. None of them do it much anymore.
     
  4. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just more chicken drama...I think it's funny when they both stop and stare at each other, then, one will holler "BUG!" and run off to chase it, breaking the spell...just can't admit defeat....
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Achickenwrangler#1 :

    Yes, just more chicken drama...I think it's funny when they both stop and stare at each other, then, one will holler "BUG!" and run off to chase it, breaking the spell...just can't admit defeat....

    [​IMG] That is SO true!!
    Mine have only carried on this behavior when they were younger. Generally by the time they're 3 or 4 months old, it's history. And I notice my pullets who end up being more dominiant tend to have carried on this way more than the others...​
     

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