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Two Weeks Old And It Thinks Its King Kong

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chayton, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure about the sex of the chick but I have a 2 week old Black Copper Maran chick that wants to bow up and spar with any other chick that comes close to him.

    I want to assume it might be a roo, but hey guys, we all know these are female tendencies.

    Is this just a chick feeling its oats or is this common behavior of roo?
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Quote:What the HECK does that mean????? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I noticed my 2 of my roos would jump on the backs of the other chickens. My females did not appear to do this. The roos also had more comb development and it started turning pink pretty early on.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chicks will spar, regardless of sex.
    Even if you don't have a cockerel in the brooder, somebody has to be top bird.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:True. With my first set of chicks (all females) they would peck, fluff up feathers, and charge each other. But they never did the jump on other chicks back thing. (not that I saw at least, and I spent a lot of time with them)
     

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