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Hen acting like a Rooster?

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I have four chickens and lately one of them has started being really rough with the other three. I originally though she was just pecking at them and causing bare spots in their backs so I changed their diet to have more protein to see if that was the problem. But the bare spots are getting bigger. Yesterday I noticed the bully hen mounting one of the others and then she has also started crowing. I am pretty positive she is a hen - but I am not sure if she has laid any eggs. I know the other three have. I would like to stop this behavior before one of the chickens gets hurt even more. Any suggestions would be great on how to find a solution to this problem. Thanks!
post #2 of 8

I need a  picture but this sounds like a cockeral

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 8
How old are these birds? If they are young, and one is crowing it is a cockerel.

Pictures would help.
post #4 of 8


I might help others to answer if you posted pictures of the 4. How old? What breed?

post #5 of 8

Pictures are needed.

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #6 of 8

We need photos, but it sounds like a cockerel.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
The chickens are Wyandotte's and they are almost a year old.

Here is a picture of the hen in question




Here is a picture of what she is doing to the others


Thanks
post #8 of 8

looks like a rooster to me

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