Why does this one get picked on!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rockridge Chicks, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Rockridge Chicks

    Rockridge Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    32
    Sep 19, 2007
    Kingston, Ont
    This is a chick that I got this fall, They were all d/o chicks. "It" was part of a mixed layer order. Supposedly sexed to be all pullets!

    I am seriously wondering if this chick could be a boy!
    It is the only one of my (3 other reds) that have a reddish face, comb and waddles.
    It has developed a bit slower than the other 3 red and my other chicks, it was also smaller, but has now caught up.
    I checked it cape feathers and they do not seem to be pointy, and the legs do not seem any diffrent than my other chicks.

    My roosters seem to favor this chick, it gets pecked at way more than any of the others!
    I had to seperate then today because, this chick now has a bloody spot on her/his comb tip (it's bleeding) I don't want it to get hurt...

    What do you feel this chicky is? If It's a boy i am going to have to re-home him... Sigh...

    Any isight as to if this is Frieda or Freddy?

    Cheers,
    Meg


    img][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [/img]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    6,026
    15
    263
    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    How many weeks old is it?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old is she? She looks like a she. And might be so low on the pecking order the roo's want to enforce it and then use her like roosters like to do with young pullets.
     
  4. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    And might be so low on the pecking order the roo's want to enforce it and then use her like roosters like to do with young pullets.

    What do you mean by this silkie? [​IMG]

    Editited to say: Sorry Rocky for stealing your post I just was curious about silkie's post....​
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  5. Rockridge Chicks

    Rockridge Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    32
    Sep 19, 2007
    Kingston, Ont
    He, she, it? was hatched Sept 18th so almost 9 weeks old.

    Hopefully she is a she [​IMG]
    and my Rooster Julien will get over it!

    If this chick was at the bottom of the pecking order wouldn't it be afraid of everything?? She/he doesn't hide and is very active with the rest of the chicks.

    It's just sad to watch, when my roo grabs her by the back of the neck (like he is going to mate) and drags her...

    I have seen him do this twice now, right as I enter the coop. I have no idea is this goes on while i am not around.

    Thanks for your replies so far! Hope you are right.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    6,026
    15
    263
    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    At 9 weeks, I'm going to say that's a pullet. Your roo could be overly aggressive with her because she's the omega of the bunch (like silkiechicken said). That or he's got a strange way of showing affection!

    Edit - wanted to say that omegas aren't always complete scardy cats, they just happen to be the one that the roo or top hen beats up on (i.e. takes out their frustrations).
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 8, 2007

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by