kinda confused

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maxxsmommy, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so we recently got a rooster form someone, He is great.. but when we pick him up to hold him and then let him go he does this weird scary almost like a growl... now one of my 4 hens is doing the same sound, and today my hen was chasing the other girls around and started ripping feathers out of them.. I'm almost positive she is a hen.. she is a little bit bigger than the others but her comb and ( those red flaps of skin that hang by their mouths) Forgot what they are called ... anyways hers are the same size of the other hens... any idea what is causing her to do this??
     
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Age and a pic of the hen in question would help a lot.
     
  3. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in ? is the dark red one.
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    she is around 18 weeks old
     
  4. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me she looks like a she. She may be your dominant hen and asserting herself since there is a new fella in town.
     

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