Well, now I've seen it all! Little Alice, my three-year old SLW hen flogged my eight-month old Black Cochin cockerel Darrel! This afternoon, as I was changing out the frozen water jugs, Alice managed to slip inside Darrel's pen. He made a ritual courting gesture, offering her some food, which she immediately took advantage of, but wow! When he made a move on her, she whirled around and came at him just like a rooster attacking! She was feet in the air, claws open, and wings flapping in full flogging mode! I've never seen a hen reject a rooster so violently! It surprised the hell out of Darrel, and me, too! Alice quickly decided she didn't want to be in Darrel's pen afterall and left. Thinking back to a week ago, I had to doctor Alice for a bleeding, torn comb after I saw Darrel chasing her. He had slipped by me and got out of his pen, and had a fun but brief romp with the girls before I chased him back into captivity. It crossed my mind at the time that Darrel may have caught her and gave her a rough time. Maybe Alice was just indulging in some pay-back! Talk about a woman scorned!