Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amporter, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. amporter

    amporter In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2007
    It's kind of cute but when i watch my babies there are 2 that will fly up at each other and butt chests. Would these be two roosters challenging each other???? I got them from the feed store 1.5 weeks ago....
  2. johnny_smith09

    johnny_smith09 In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2007
    Norfork, AR
    oh its just the chicks playing they will be fine---but when they get older it may be a problem because they tend to do more damage. but you dont have to worry about that now- they are perfectly fine!
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    They are probably males establishing pecking order like you said. But also look to see if their combs are growing a bit bigger than the other chicks and are their hackle (neck) feathers coming in pointed (male) or rounded (female). I mention these other things to look for because the boys aren't the only ones who play/fight like that, the girls have their own pecking order tiffs, too.

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