When will they start with the pecking order?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Desirai, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 LF cochin babies, they are 10 days old today!

    When will they start assessing dominance?

    Occasionally I will catch them having an argument with each other but it's never serious and they go about their business after the disagreement has been resolved.
     
  2. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All these views and no one will help me? LOL

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  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    With a flock that's been raised together since day 1 or so they'll often just fall into their own pecking order with minimal displays of dominance like you've seen so far. If you have one or two that are particularly bossy or aggessive then you'll see more aggressive behavior. Or if you add new birds when these are older then you will definitely see aggressive pecking order behavior.
     

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