Possible roo behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by callen0912, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While letting my chicks out today, I notice two of the them behaving like I think (or at least have read) roo's. They walked up to each other, stuck their necks up all high and mighty and "flared" the feathers on their neck and flapping wings at each other. I know it's probably to early to tell (they'll be around a month and a week old this Thursday).
     
  2. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is definite roo behavior. It really depends on the breed on how fast they mature![​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Females do same.
     
  4. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two pullets that do it to eachother all the time. I think they're trying to see who is queen.
     
  5. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not totally 100% positive on breed, but am almost sure their speckled sussex's. Never seen my RIR's do it (I have 3 of them and 2 of what I think are speckled sussex's).
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not necessarily true, I've seen pullets and hens do this too.
     
  7. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well all I can do is hope their all hens (they came from tractor supply), but this does make me feel better as I thought this was strictly roo behavior.
     

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