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Declan

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Rathfriland, Co.Down
Young birds bickering
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:21:33 am »
not unlike the cockeral scrapping item below- I have 5 light sussex about 8 weeks old and there are 2 more or less constantly bickering- no real hard contact yet just heckles up and jumping up in front of each other. Will i let them be- surely they are still too young to do any damage to each other.
Another thing i suppose related- with the light sussex breed cananyone advise on the tell tale signs of the males or females at this age?

Declan

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Young birds bickering
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 09:40:40 am »
Maybe you just answered your own question - watch those two - if they are jumping up at each other at 8 weeks I'd lay money on them being cockerels ;) ;D ;D
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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Young birds bickering
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 01:05:12 pm »
Annie, noooo! One of my 2 youngsters is doing it to the 3 older girls as well, though, there is hope.... :&> :chook:

joyofchicks

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Young birds bickering
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 03:32:18 pm »
I raised Light Sussex chicks last Summer.  I bought hatching eggs to place under my silkie/araucana cross who spends her life being broody!  She raised 3 chicks which turned out to be two girls and a boy.  Being my first time, I took LOADS of pictures!  Here is one of the girls and the boy at 7 weeks old.  The boy is on the right.  His comb is slightly bigger and is redder - hers is smaller and more 'peach' in colour.  Not very technical I know but the only way I could tell at this early stage.  They are now 26 weeks old and I have lots more pictures...

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Young birds bickering
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 07:30:29 pm »
mine are about 16 weeks now, some time to go   :chook: :&>

 

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