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Do hens fight like roosters in a cock fight?

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I have ten eleven-week-old Orpingtons, three blue, three dark blue, three black, and one that is almost all black (?) but has a dark blue rump and several blue feathers scattered on him.  I think that the majority are roosters, but I can't tell.  I hope that I'm wrong.  The ones that I think are roosters run up to each other and make postures of stretched necks with neck feathers sticking out the way you see in movies when there's a cock fight going on, nothing serious, more like play.  Do hens fight like that too?


Edited by joebryant - 7/30/08 at 5:55am
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I have seen lots of my hens doing that! Even adult hens!

1 DH, 2 DD, 1 dog, 1 cat, and about 30 chickens.
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1 DH, 2 DD, 1 dog, 1 cat, and about 30 chickens.
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Yes, hens will do that, especially when they are young and figuring out the pecking order.

-Laura
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