Do hens fight with their feet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flmom2boys, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. flmom2boys

    flmom2boys New Egg

    Jul 14, 2008
    SW Florida
    I have a 10 week RR that I thought was a hen (I bought it at a local feed store as a day-old, and they all were supposed to be pullets). I have kept it separate from my other hens because they are several weeks older and kept trying to kill the chick.

    Anyway, they do spend time in the yard together, which is helping with the assimilation of the RR. Usually though, the hens still manage to intimidate the RR. As the RR is getting older and bigger, she has been braver and not so easily pushed around [​IMG] Yesterday while they were out in the yard, the RR stood her ground and then jumped and stuck her legs out to push the other hen with her feet. I thought this was something only roosters do!

    So, is my RR "girl" really a boy?

    Thanks for any insight!
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    My hens fight with their feet. I think all chickens do, its all the have going for them in the ring.
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    They are pretty good at using that beak too. [​IMG] Especially the broody hens.
  4. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    "But do they have large talons?" [​IMG]
    Nepolian Dynamite...

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