Psychotic Chicks. Tell me about temperment...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhetoric, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. rhetoric

    rhetoric Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave 23 of our eggs to a friend and schoolteacher who hatched 20 of them! They are purebred RIRs and RIR mutts w/ either brahma, black star, or ? They are all, of course, simply lovely, except for the fact that they are the most uptight, angry, active, boisterous, roostery acting chicks on the planet. They are only 3 weeks, so I have no idea if they are roosters but they sure act like it. Any chance that the gender ratio is not 50/50 w/ chickens and these are acting spazzy because so many are male? Or maybe they are just possessed.
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's most likely 50/50 but you know they're always exceptions to the rule (like families that have 10 children - all girls.) Perhaps some soothing music? [​IMG]
     
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

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    I have had 75% of chicks be roosters before.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My RIR didn't - and still doesn't - like being handled, even as a chick. It could be a breed thing more than a gender issue.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My RIR's don't necessarily like to be handled but will let me pick them up.
     
  6. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All debbies will fight each other for pecking order ranks ecsspecilly when their young male and female. I have hatched hundreds of rir's and they all fight.
     
  7. hlyndes

    hlyndes Out Of The Brooder

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    I had had both happen - a boisterous breed and also the unfortunate luck of a group of boys a different time. Good luck!
     

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