I checked out a few threads on ths subject and they were helpful but I am not convinced. First of all, when do I stop calling them chicks and call them pullets? So, our chicks/pullets are 7 weeks old. They like it in their coop. I have noticed a lot of *sparring* type behavior between a few of them. The one Araucana jumps and ruffles her neck feathers (reminds me of a dog w' his hair raised) and kicks with her feet to the younger Araucana. She sometime flies across the run just to do this. So, is this early roo behavior? OR pullet pecking order? OR maybe just play? They seem to get along and will roost next to each other soon after these *spars*. They all eat and drink together, too. I know its nature, but my maternal instincts kick in and I want to protect "Chocolate". Thanks for any help.