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Do hens fight like roosters in a cock fight?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    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?
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen lots of my hens doing that! Even adult hens!
     
  3. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, hens will do that, especially when they are young and figuring out the pecking order.
     

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