Unsure of this new behavior...

trueblue1

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 22, 2014
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French Camp, MS
have 6- 5 week old bantams. I just moved them to their larger outdoor brooder box today. Nugget *first picture* is like posturing up to Bully *second picture*....I'm unsure if Bully is a male but I'm pretty sure Nugget is. Nuggets neck feathers get all puffy and he stands tall. Bully tries to do the same thing but then seems to back down. Once I caught what seems to be a submissive pose done by Bully. So is this the pecking order business or do I have 2 male bantams??









Bully stayed in the position for a good 30-45sec. before he/she moved away.
 

RandR

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
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3
31
When introducing 2 flocks my hens did this to each other so there's a chance it's just pecking order.
 
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