Hen acting like a roo? Or just a roo?


7 Years
May 22, 2012
I posted a photo of this Easter Egger earlier in the week. Approx. 10 wks old no sign of a comb yet. I received some comments that she is a she.

However, this morning I caught her standing straight up, feathers all fluffed out on her neck & head looking like she was trying to start a fight with one of the other chicks. I'm new at this, but that is what I image a cock fight would look like.
Is it possible for young hens to do this? I just need to make sure I don't have too many roo's in the group. Thanks for any feedback you may have!

Yes - girls will do this as well. It's all a part of the pecking order. The mock fighting stops once the order is established. Your girl looks just like mine at that age, so I'm almost certain you have a pullet. ETA pic:
By the way - I don't often see other pure white EE's like mine!
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Dominance, and establishing pecking order. My hen did that as a pullet all the time. And she looks like a pullet in this photo. (And so does the Wyandotte right next to her
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Thank you! Makes sense. I guess I'm just in disbelief that of 13 chicks purchsed from the feed store I only ended up with 1 rooster. My luck is never that good!

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