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roo chest butting a poulet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Suess hens, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

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    I have a 9/10 week old roo (when I got him at 4/5 weeks the guy wasn't sure exactly when he came in...and also said he was a she)...anyway, he likes to chest buy my silkie who is the same age. She shows no signs of being a roo, and usually dodges his "attacks". Is this normal? The silkie isn't aggressive nor does she show any signs of dominance.
     

  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I think chest butting is common with both sexes when they are young. I have chicks that are 2 weeks old chest butting and staring.
     

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