Silkie Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BerrytangleFarm, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    I have two nearly 3-week-old Silkies. I've been hearing squeals from the brooder and recently caught them in the act. The white one jumped on top of the splash, and the splash squealed and ran off. Is this roo behavior or just chick play??
     
  2. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age I'd say normal chick behavior and not necessarily indicative of the one being a boy.
     
  3. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    These two are really going at it, though. I don't remember the other chicks doing this. They corner each other, stare each other down, and charge. Really? Normal? Sheesh!
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I've got 8 showgirls/silkies in my brooder that are 9 days old. Two of them, one silkie and one showgirl, are doing the exact same thing. They are constantly butting chests and giving each other the stink eye. Last year, I had some chicks that were this bad and they both turned out to be hens. I guess it's just a chick thing.
     

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