Young rooster behavior vs. yen hen behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LD Jackson, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out in the coop yesterday, hanging a new/bigger feeder, as my chicks are growing enough that the two smaller chick feeders were just not enough. As I was working, I was watching their behavior and noticed a few of them standing somewhat off to themselves, stretching their necks as high as they could, and flapping their wings vigorously. Some of these were smaller, with one that was much larger. Would I be correct in assuming that these are probably roosters? They are Black Australorps that were born around May 1st.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, hens do that too.
     
  3. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Rats! I was hoping I had insider information. [​IMG]
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Rats! I was hoping I had insider information. [​IMG]

    We only wish it were that easy [​IMG] Yeah, my hens do this as well.
     

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