A hen with a lot of Rooster Characteristics

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    Western NC
    I have Barred Rock hen that has a lot of rooster traits. She has a distinctively large comb and large wattles that makes her stand out amoung the hens. She has a very aggressive manner where as the barred rock hens are very docile and like to be petted. She is ready to peck and flog my hand if I try to pet her up. I was wondering if any of you folks have ever had that experience. If she starts crowing guess I will have to put her in rehab [​IMG]
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    If she is a SHE, then she is taking one the role of protector for you flock. It is normal in an all girl society.

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