Will chicks be aggressive?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenLover603, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Lakenvelder rooster is pretty aggressive. If I breed him will my pullets, will the hatched chicks have the aggressive trait? Or is it just depending on the bird's personality?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's said that aggressiveness is hereditary. With that in mind it doesn't mean you'll end with all aggressive roosters in the offspring but would have a higher percentage. If he's all you have to breed then use what you have. Just take care in selecting the cockerels you keep from the breeding. You can breed the aggression out of the line. Keep a few contenders until past their teens to ensure they stay non human aggressive. To me teens in chickens is just pre and post the time pullets start to lay. They all tend to settle down after that time and show true personalities.
     
  3. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank-you!
     

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