Rooish Behavior???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by twalker250, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. twalker250

    twalker250 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a questions concerning some strange behavior, maybe not but I don't know anything about baby chicks behavior. I have 16 chicks that are 16 days old and four of them have been acting strangely since they were about 8 days old. They run up to each other and bump their chests into each other all the while they are standing on their toes and looking sideways at each other. After they stop bumping into each other they just stand there on their toes, looking sideways, and appearing to have a staring contest. Are they roosters or is this just typical bayb playing behavior? The only reason I am not writing it off to playing is that it is only the four of them doing this, and they only do it to one of the other three. Thanks
     
  2. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do this all the time. I certainly hope it isn't a roo thing. [​IMG] I'm roo heavy as it is.
     
  3. twalker250

    twalker250 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I hope it is not a roo thing. I want a couple of roosters but not four or five, and certainly ones that are already bucking each other!!!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It is normal behavior for both sexes.
     
  5. twalker250

    twalker250 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Rooster-Red. I feel much better. [​IMG]
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    He's right. Youre seeing the social ordering beginning to occur within the flock, what we call the pecking order. It starts this early and never really stops.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Good explanation!
     

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