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To tuck or not to tuck? Is there a difference between boys and girls?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by burquechick, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    So, I read in Storey's Guide that roosters do not tuck their heads in their wings when they sleep. I'm just wondering if this is a genetic thing or a head gear thing. I just caught my month old chick doing this, and I'm wondering if it could mean she's a girl? Have you seen your chicks tuck their heads then grow up to be roosters? And, how true is this statement from Storey's Guide anyway?
     
  2. CindyG

    CindyG Songster

    I have roosters who "tuck".
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My current roo doesn't tuck his head, but my former roo did. I have 7 cockerels in the brooder (5 cornish Xs, a silkie and a turken). I've seen at least three of them tuck their heads, all the cornish Xs.
     
  4. burquechick

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    Quote:Do these roosters have a lot of head gear?
     

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