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Young Cockerel picking on others

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ambe0487, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My young chicks are doing this jumping dance at each other. As well as running after the others almost chasing them. The dancing is only 3 of them and those 3 are the ones chasing the other 4. I'm wondering if the dancing is the sign of cockerels showing their dominance? Also, is that a good way to tell who are pullets vs cockerels?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    How old are they?

    While pullets can and do fight and chase, that behavior is a clue they could be cockerels. I would not make any dramatic drastic moves based on that, but the odds reasonable you are looking at cockerels.
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are only 4 1/2 weeks but the ones I'm sure are cockerels have huge combs already. [​IMG]

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