roos exposing their vents? added pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by flip9109, May 19, 2008.

  1. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

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    some of my rooster suspects "assume the position" (like a a hen) when you push down on their backs. I have 43 peeps (19 roos, 24 hens) They are all 6 weeks old. will young males do this or have I miss labled them?
     
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  2. flip9109

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    anyone????????????
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, I've never even seen a six week old pullet do that, so not quite sure what to make of what you're saying.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    At 6 weeks old I think most any chicken will squat if you are pushing their little bodies down into that position.
     
  5. Ace_king_brahma

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    Young roosters can and will do this. Older roosters sometimes dominate younger ones in a show of power. Sorta how bucks and rams top younger males to show who's boss.
     
  6. flip9109

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    I'm not puting much preasure really. just resting my hand there. they spread their wings just a little and drop their fluff to expose their vents.
     
  7. flip9109

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    I'll try to get pics
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Interesting. Never observed that before.
     
  9. flip9109

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    most of the chicks I have will do this.
     

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