Hi guys! So my pretty little Pearl, black australorp, turned out to be a rooster :( She/he is now out on a farm where he can crow all he wants. The farmer traded me a female black australorp, Pearl 2. He and I had ordered all of our chicks day old from McMurray together, so they are the exact same age. My 3 other hens, buff orp, white wyandotte and partridge rock are all so gentle and quiet. Pearl 2 has been home for about an hour and is a maniac. She's jumping and perching on the side of the brooder box - 28" and clucking nonstop. She hasn't stood still since I put her in there. She's plucked the other hens feathers a bit.
Do you guys think she will calm down? I know she hasn't been in there long, but I really don't want her 'bad habits' to wear off on my girls!