Has a Rooster infiltrated our henhouse?

LaurandT

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My mother recently rescued a chicken from a park and took it home. Of course, we offered to take it in as we were more equipped with our four hens. It didn't have spurs so we assumed it was a hen. Now that were trying t integrate it, it's being incredibly aggressive with our hens and occasionally us. We can feel nubs where spurs may have once been. The butt feathers look almost like they might be a males.

Has a rooster infiltrated our hen house or is this just normal pecking order for a previously wild hen? We have attached a photo on this post.
 

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Welcome!
Yes, a cockerel, and if he's showing aggression towards you, he needs to be gone.
Some jerk dumped him, and now you get to feel guilty having to deal with him. :mad:
Don't keep a nasty bird!!!
Hopefully he didn't bring any problem diseases or parasites to your pullets, and hasn't caused any injuries.
All the best,
Mary
 

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