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pullets jumping at each other?? like roos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jaygood787, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Jaygood787

    Jaygood787 Out Of The Brooder

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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??
     
  2. I<3Overalls

    I<3Overalls Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG] Hope that helps!
     
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Maisie1

    Maisie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Whenever new chickens meet, it seems they do that. They try to figure out who's "better". It happens! [​IMG]
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its cute, like, "Hey! Lets chest bump!" boing, boing,boing staaaaare.
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six and they do that. Not often but they do. They frill their necks all the time, chest bumping and once in a while they try to flog each other.
     
  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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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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