Very aggresive 5 week old chick. Wonder if she/he is a he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swadle, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. swadle

    swadle Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a five or four week old chick. That continuously attacks her cage mate. There is only two in the cage. She runs up to her and pecks her, fluffs up and kind of dances. She jumps around and is continuously chasing her. She is a Golden Laced Wyandotte. I read that a roo is usually brave she is anything but.

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    I think it is safe to say she is a pullet so far, some chickens sometimes tend to bully.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  4. swadle

    swadle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for you help!
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Your welcome :).
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That looks female.

    I think your birds are trying to tell you they need more space. That's a very small cage for two birds of that size. I'd probably start attacking my cellmate also [​IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    By 4 weeks old, chicks need about 2 sq ft of space each. By 5 weeks, they need 4 sq ft.
    They grow very rapidly in their first 6 weeks. Your chicks need more room, and they look like they are feathered in enough to handle going outside to a coop.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Roosters are not the only birds that are aggressive; hens fight too. It may be a space problem or she may simply have a dominating temperament.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  10. uglygoldfish

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    You can also help prevent bullying of chicks by placing some intresting trinkets its the brooder like a mirror a little perch some grasses leaves stuff from outside, some rocks. Boredom=bullying
     

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