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The pecking order, from a new egg on to what?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by capthollis, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. capthollis

    capthollis In the Brooder

    How to advance through the pecking order from being a new egg to something else?
    I guess it's the number of post right ? Is there anywhere you can read about this on here?

  2. oegbantamsftw

    oegbantamsftw Chirping

    Sep 16, 2012
    well depends on the broody hen status and how good of a mother then its among the chicks then they diverge cockerels fight each other to see who is stronger, pullets peck at each other and take care of their plumage the one with the most plumage and fat usually on top then the one who can lay the most eggs same with fully grown rooster and hens simple answer is all they do is fight and fight and fight kind of like humans, makes me think the world is just a really big chicken run and coop

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