When Chciks puff out their hackle feather and look like they are sparing.

crazyelk

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When Chciks puff out their hackle feather and look like they are sparing are they showing roo traits that young? They were doing this a couple weeks after they hatched. or could they be pullets and just playing?
 

hope4rainbow

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I have 3mo pullets that do that. Mainly when their cockerel tries to be the boss and they are like "Uh, no!" at him.
 

Chicks Galore3

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Like mentioned, pullets do it to. They are at "that age" where they are more-or-less figuring out the pecking order and are bumping chests and things like that. Very amusing to watch.
 

crazyelk

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Thanks!!! I also heard my first crow out of a couple chicks that are about 4 weeks old. Are these definitely roos?
 

crazyelk

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Sounded like lil squeaky birds. I put them a new roost in the coop and these two lil banty roosters got up on the roost and gave it all they had. Wish I had thought to take video. It was pitiful but it was funny.
 

Chicks Galore3

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You heard CROWING from four week olds? Holy crap!


Sounded like lil squeaky birds. I put them a new roost in the coop and these two lil banty roosters got up on the roost and gave it all they had. Wish I had thought to take video. It was pitiful but it was funny.

Mine started at 4 weeks old as well - and he sounded like a choking goose. XD

Here is the big man now - Mr. Darcy -


 

hope4rainbow

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That would be really funny, I'm sure! Our Buttercup cockerel started trying hard at 7wks and got the full thing at 8 but it still sounded pitiful! He had the basic cock-a-doodle-do! But it definitely wasn't roo sounding! Lol
 

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