Two behaviors?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lisa Wood, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure these will be easy peasy questions for you guys. First, chicks are exacyly 12 weks old. Accidenral Rooster appears to be breeding. Is that correct, or is he biding his time?
    Second, they do some unidentifiable behavior . its not a yawn, or choking. They just kinda stretch their necks, gape open the mouths give the all clear, and are on their way


    Lisa
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age he is not mature enough to sire yet, but soon. That isn't to say he won't mount. Some have started the behavior at an even younger age. Mounting is also an act of dominance that even hens will do to help enforce the pecking order. As for the neck thing. Without seeing it I would guess it is just that, stretching their necks.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is this part a vocalization??

    If not, I would day they are adjusting the crop.
     
  4. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No vocalization. So we will say adjusting the crop! I didnt even know that was possible!
     

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