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Hen acting like a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DarcDobs, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. DarcDobs

    DarcDobs New Egg

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    I have four chickens and lately one of them has started being really rough with the other three. I originally though she was just pecking at them and causing bare spots in their backs so I changed their diet to have more protein to see if that was the problem. But the bare spots are getting bigger. Yesterday I noticed the bully hen mounting one of the others and then she has also started crowing. I am pretty positive she is a hen - but I am not sure if she has laid any eggs. I know the other three have. I would like to stop this behavior before one of the chickens gets hurt even more. Any suggestions would be great on how to find a solution to this problem. Thanks!
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need a picture but this sounds like a cockeral
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are these birds? If they are young, and one is crowing it is a cockerel.

    Pictures would help.
     
  4. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might help others to answer if you posted pictures of the 4. How old? What breed?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Pictures are needed.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    We need photos, but it sounds like a cockerel.
     
  7. DarcDobs

    DarcDobs New Egg

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    The chickens are Wyandotte's and they are almost a year old.

    Here is a picture of the hen in question
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    Here is a picture of what she is doing to the others
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    Thanks
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    looks like a rooster to me
     

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