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ummm is this normal?

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

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bloomingdale, MI
    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

    Aug 30, 2010
    St Johns, MI
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Just as with all animals some mature sooner than others.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bloomingdale, MI

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