Strutting, Huffing, and Puffing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shogun99, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2008
    Las Cruces, NM
    I have a bunch of baby chickens who are about 3 weeks old now and I have noticed that a few of them (2 main perpetrators who I think are cockerels) are puffing up very big and flapping their wings at the others. I have lots of Black Stars and 2 goldies of questionable descent. One of the Goldies (a.k.a. Father Flannagan) is one of the perps and he struts around doing this pretty often. Another one is one of the Black Stars who has a golden face for markings who we call "Johnny Cash."

    I'm assuming this is normal behavior and they are just demonstrating that they're little baby males right? Do the females do this too? Just curious... Thanks!
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    my 4-week-olds are doing the same thing...yep, the gals do it too....hens have their pecking order cochins are already growing tall combs too...tell me what I already knew (my boys are the more aggressive!)

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