After a week, we moved the chicks to a much larger container. Wow, were they happy about that. They started a sort of fighting almost right away. I believe they are establishing pecking order.
You can see them doing it in this short video. It brings to mind that chest-bumping thing that boys do, doesn't it?!
I don't remember our previous chicks doing this when they were so young, but it's been a while, so I may be wrong.
I hope it's not just the males doing this. That would mean we have 6 or 7 males out of 8 chickens. Eep.
Please excuse the ratty-looking board the waterer is sitting on. We're recycling!
The reason we had to give so much information when buying chicks, was, I suspect, the whole NAIS thing. It's basically so the government can track livestock.
In the case of chickens, it's so that they can come kill all your chickens if the Avian flu ever hits here.