Sparring Chicks.....What does it mean?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenhick, May 1, 2009.

  1. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 27, 2009
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    I have raised chicks before but believe it or not, they were ALL girls!!! This time I only have two and they were born Easter weekend. They have gotten into the habit of bumping chests and fluttering at each other. I don't recall my other chicks doing this before....does this mean that they could both be roos????? Please say it ain't so! [​IMG]
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    All my peeps do that, starting from about 3ish weeks on. Ain't it cute?
     
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Our older chicks did not do that, but I got some new ones this week that have had this type of behavior. I have more chicks in the brooder this time than before, so I wondered if this had anything to do with it. They have lots of room, but I have seen a couple doing this. I guess it's just early behavior toward establishing their pecking order.
     
  4. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I only have two chicks, so they have plenty of room...I just really hope they are girls......
     
  5. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    I have 10 chicks and it has been very warm here this week so outside they have went during the warm days. Needless to say they have lots of room to run and play but they still pick on each other. Especially my favorite, a light Brahma, Miss Prissy, she is a big bully. They are funny to watch though, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  6. Quella

    Quella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do it as well, and they're five weeks old, and definitely not roos. Black sex link. [​IMG]
     

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