What's up with this chick? Pic included

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    My chicks are now just 4 days old and one of them has an attitude. Could this possibly be a Roo?

    It goes around and pecks on everyone in the brood and then it takes it's foot and goes down the back of the others and it stands staight up. It scratches in the brood alot, too.

    Do I need to seperate it from the others? Are they going to be fine with this attitude chick?

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    Need your advice on this. See how it holds it's head up.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Here is a pic of Mr. or Ms. Attitude when I put it back in twith the others. This is how it stands 75% of the time............

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  3. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooooo cute!! I am new to all this, so I don't know roo from pullet yet.. but it's an adorable little priss!! Look at that face!!!
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  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Thanks* Adorables is right. This one knows it's has a special place in my heart.
     
  5. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a roo, it's difficult to tell until they're a little older yet. S/he is a real cutie though [​IMG]

    The other chicks should be okay with this one. It might just be playfighting,or making sure all the other chicks know that this one is the boss [​IMG] All my chicks peck and fly at each other, but they don't do any real damage, they're just messing about. I think it'll be okay, but i'm sure other people will have some better advice [​IMG]
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I think I forgot to mention that this one has an ear piercing chirp. It can be heard right outside the house.
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Those pics don't really suggest anything wrong.

    Chicks have attitude, you just get used to it. Serious pecking issues will become apparent if they exist, and you can ask then.

    You won't be able to tell (depending on breed) if they are hens or roosters until they are about 6 to 8 weeks old.
     

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