What is all this flying around??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Reinbeau, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    My almost ten week olds (15 of them) are let out into the yard every evening about an hour or so before sundown (they go right back into the coop to put themselves to bed at sundown, it's really neat). When I first let them out, they all jump down onto the ground and do an initial peck around a bit, and then one will run and fly, that sets off four of five of them, and they all do the same thing. They jump in the air and fly at each other, land, and then do it again. Is this a pecking order thing? They settle down after awhile. It's a hoot to watch, some of them even bounce off my leg or arm in the process, they're so involved in whatever they're doing.
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I don't know, but thats why I like chicken TV!! Never a dull moment!
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    They're exersizing their little wings! One of natures pre programmed instincts in action! [​IMG]
  4. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do it too! As soon as I open the door, they do a few hops and then take off with wings-a-flappin'! It's hilarious! [​IMG]
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do that too, they love the first part of the day- cool, fresh, room to run. They are in love with their life- good for you, you have happy birds.

    I do think that when they come face to face and strut you're seeing pecking order ritual...[​IMG]

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