ummm is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninjascrub69, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My youngest cornish cross hen (8 weeks) was laying at the feeder and my 9 week old cochin tried mounting her, is this normal behaviour for a 9 week old?
     
  2. 9 Feathers Farm

    9 Feathers Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    They are just tring to est. pecking order. They are too young to be mating.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have seen chicks as young as 7 weeks display mating type behavior, a black Ameraucana cockerel always was chasing my Speckled Sussex pullet and doing a pretty great imitation. Haven't seen it that often, but it happens.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Just as with all animals some mature sooner than others.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My 15 week old turken cockerel has been trying to mount the pullets of the same age for a couple of weeks now. At first, he would mount anything - even my super large cornish X cockerel - but now at least is only trying to mount the pullets. Little brat tried wing dancing for me the other day. [​IMG]
    The CX cockerel (same age) is thinking about mounting the pullets too. By "thnking about it" I mean he grabs hold of the pullet and gets one leg up before he forgets what it was he was doing. [​IMG]
     
  6. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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