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Hen acting like a Rooster?

post #1 of 8
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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.

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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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!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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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!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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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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