Hello ... I found this forum doing a Google search because I have no idea what is going on with my chickens! My husband and I decided we wanted to raise chickens for eggs, using a rooster, not the special food that will make the hens lay eggs, which the local feed store told uswould be fine; just produce fertilized and still edible eggs. Now, I live in a very small town in the the Central Valley foothills of CA and there are three feed stores to choose from. Considering that we have to drive an hour just to get to Wal-Mart, Target, Petsmart, the HOSPITAL ... etc. this is saying a lot. We started off at one feed store that told us they had pullets and only pullets; no cockerel's available. This was disappointing but we bought 5 Ameraucana chicks and went to the next feed store to order a rooster. One week later, we had an Ameraucana baby rooster and 1 more baby Ameraucana hen to go with him. With only a one-week space in-between, these guys have been growing up together. However, I am now very concerned. We have been keeping these chicks inside under a brooding bulb, as instructed by the grizzled old farmer at the first feed store and those first 5 will be 6-weeks old tomorrow. Since it's CA and it's hot, I figure that I can just put everybody outside at once (minus my 2 little baby Silkies who got pawned off on me and are not part of the official "laying flock") however I have a problem. One of my original little pullets was always more aggressive than the others but towards me, not the other chicks. I cured her of that and everything seemed fine. When I put the baby rooster into their cage, everyone got along fine. Now, practically overnight, everything has changed in a very bad way! That one chick that was always more aggressive has decided she hates the rooster. She is attacking him all the time and won't let him get anywhere near her or the others. Today I had to separate the two of them. There has been no blood or torn feathers but a lot of squawking and wing beating, aggressive head jerks and outright chasing. I have two fears. One, that the feed store that claimed they had "Noooooooo cockerels, only pullets and wouldn't have any, either" slipped me a rooster or, that I just have a really mean chicken that will have to go. Is this normal, for a hen to be tormenting a rooster at 5-6 weeks old? Is my worst nightmare, that I have two roosters, a possibility? They are only 6 weeks old and I can say that my "verified rooster" is far more colorful and his tail is longer. The mean "hen" (hopefully not rooster) is brown like the others. Since they are Ameraucanas, the combs are small so I can't really tell by that. Is this normal? Would pictures help? Can I do anything to fix it, besides separating them permanently? Please help this newcomer to the chicken world!