rooster sparring behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by French Hen, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. French Hen

    French Hen Chirping

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    Hello
    I have a flock of 5 week old chicks. One is a bantam cochin and is most definitely a roo. Now he, being a little man, loves to run and jump at some of the other chicks.
    Mostly I notice it happening with the same chicks over and over.
    Does this mean those particular chicks are also roos? They do sort of look like roos but I can't tell yet. A couple of them will spar back with him.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    No, young pullets will chest bump and attack too.
     
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  3. French Hen

    French Hen Chirping

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    Oh yay!! He always goes after my tallest chicks which are also my oldest (hence tallest) but those are my favorites and I am hoping at least some of them will be pullets.
    Too bad our banty cochin Bitty turned out to be a roo because he is such a character!
     
  4. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Crowing

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    I was going to start a new thread but since this is here: What about 11 week olds?
     

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