pullets jumping at each other?? like roos

Jaygood787

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 3, 2011
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ive got 4 pullets that are about 14 weeks old... the buff , RIR, and red sex link all jump at each other and frill their neck
feathers like they are roo's... Anyone else ever experience this??
 

I<3Overalls

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 10, 2011
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I have four girls too, two RIRs and two Golden SLs and they did the same thing for a while. They are probably just figuring out who's who in the pecking order. Two of mine were kind of confused because one was smarter and one was bigger so it took a while for them to settle down. I'm no expert though, I just know that mine mellowed out after a while
Hope that helps!
 

nuttyredhead

Songster
9 Years
May 3, 2010
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Southern NH
Have you posted pics in the breed/gender section to see if they could be roos?? The only 2 that would do that were in fact roos.
 

Maisie1

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 26, 2011
19
4
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Madison, WI
Yep. My four girls are about 9 weeks old & they've been doing the chest-bump thing for weeks. Sometimes they even jump on each other. I think they're just sorting out their pecking order. I wouldn't worry unless they start drawing blood!
 

Fierlin1182

powered-flight
8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
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Whenever new chickens meet, it seems they do that. They try to figure out who's "better". It happens!
 

Fierlin1182

powered-flight
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Aug 26, 2011
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Actually, they also tend to do that to my feet as well, as if my shoes pose some kind of threat. It's funny!!
 

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